When the world came to a halt in the corona virus, Gordon Ramsay, the famous British chief, decided to fire 500 workers, which surprised him.
The 53-year-old culinary expert had met his employees and announced that their contract would be terminated, and he wept.
They then received an email from Ramsay explaining that the workers’ salaries would have been paid by April 17 and that they also had the option to appeal the decision.
Ramsay has a net worth of £ 140 million and has not given any guarantees to the dismissed members as they will have the opportunity to return to work after the restrictions are lifted.
His decision was criticized by Chef Anca Torpuc, who told MailOnline, “We all work hard for Gordon Ramsay when we need his support the most, and he got rid of us.”
“Many of the staff were left in tears at the way he has treated us. There was no warning. We were summoned to a meeting and told our contracts were being terminated. It was so brutal,” she added.
“Staff from each of the restaurants were summoned to the Heddon Street restaurant where they were given the news. It was so awful and so many were in tears,” it was revealed further.
She hit Ramsay on social media and said, “It’s a pity to see how the company you work for threw away everything you’ve had for two years, as if you were just a small part of [professional] even in Avoid in such hard times when you let them lose something. ‘
“And I’m not taking about one person here, over 500 people lost their jobs yesterday so all I can say is thank you @gordongram @gordonramsayrestaurants I hope you sleep well at night knowing that so many people doesn’t have a job in this difficult time because of you.”
The MasterChef USA judge has yet to address the matter publicly.
He did, however, announce the closure of his restaurants on his Instagram, as he said: “To all our Gordon Ramsay family, friends and colleagues. In this time of great uncertainty, we hope that you all are looking out for each other and staying as safe as possible.”
“As the situation changes daily our focus has to be on the health and safety of our employees, guests and community and to do our part in slowing the spread of the virus, from Saturday 21 March 2020, all our restaurants will temporarily close,” he added.
“Whilst we don’t know when we will re-open, what we do know is by supporting each other through this terribly challenging time, we will come through this stronger than ever! Huge love and thanks to our amazing staff across the restaurants for all their passion and support.”