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#21 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 01 February 2021 - 08:18 AM

people go to chuck's for casual drinks?  doesn't it close at like 10pm?  cool kids do not leave home before midnight.



#22 Mike K.

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Posted 01 February 2021 - 08:23 AM

It does, but it sounds like people will stay longer and keep getting served. Lots of stories emerging. VicPD now involved.
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#23 sukika

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Posted 01 February 2021 - 08:48 AM

That's unheard of to put out a statement like that. 

 

Especially when one of those coming forward is a former employee who said the owners dismissed the concerns that they brought to HR.  


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#24 pontcanna

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Posted 01 February 2021 - 08:56 AM

This story is covered in today's "Capital Daily" email newsletter:

 

https://us19.campaig...d&id=e15518c70c

 

 

 

 



#25 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 01 February 2021 - 09:01 AM

This story is covered in today's "Capital Daily" email newsletter:

 

https://us19.campaig...d&id=e15518c70c

 

 

Bartender suspended from Chuck’s Burger Bar after numerous sexual assault allegations

 

At least 9 accusations—and according to several respondents as many as 35—have been levied online. Most stories described the bartender overserving women in the Lower Yates restaurant and later attacking them at an apartment in the same building. Several alleged that others at the restaurant, which announced on Sunday that it was “working with professionals to investigate this matter,” knew and did not act.

Many accusers spoke on their personal Instagram accounts, while others were collected by an account dedicated to anonymously sharing allegations as well as local alerts and court cases for sexual offenses. The situation is similar to last summer's reckoning in the local tattoo industry when multiple people came forward with stories of abuse by 2 artists at downtown studios, and a man was subsequently arrested and charged.  


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#26 JohnsonStBridge

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Posted 01 February 2021 - 09:25 AM

Yikes. From the company statement released Chuck's may use the same individual for PR as investigating employee grievances. Seriously, given the volume of allegations it is hard to imagine that management was not aware of or should have been aware of issues with the bartender.



#27 Klapecki

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Posted 01 February 2021 - 04:25 PM

There are accounts from former management that the owners were aware and did nothing. A good restauranteur can see something like this a mile away. They have no excuses for complicity.

#28 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 01 February 2021 - 06:30 PM

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#29 pontcanna

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Posted 01 February 2021 - 06:32 PM

Victoria restaurant fires employee following allegations of sexual assault

February 1, 2021

 

...on Monday, the restaurant said the staff member had been let go.

“Our restaurant was surprised by these allegations, as they are completely inconsistent with our business practices and workplace culture,” the restaurant posted on Facebook.

“Chuck’s Burger is committed to the safety of all customers and staff, and we fully regret any harm that may have derived from the conduct of this particular former employee,” the company added. “Although the former employee denies the allegations, Chuck’s Burger has nonetheless terminated all relations with this person and is now engaged in a thorough investigation.”

 

More: https://vancouverisl...sault-1.5291169

 



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Posted 02 February 2021 - 11:33 AM

For anyone who may need the resource, here is the Vic PD statement on Chuck's which includes information on how you can report sexualized violence (related to Chuck's or not) and access supports

 

If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexualized or domestic violence, please contact us. Call our investigators through the VicPD non-emergency line at 250-995-7654. If, for any reason, you believe your complaint is not being addressed, contact the Sergeant in charge of VicPD’s Special Victims unit directly through the non-emergency line of 250-995-7654.

Please also know that the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre is here to help as well. They can be reached, 24-hours, at 250-383-3232. In cases of spousal assault, the Spousal Assault Victim Services can be reached at 250-356-1201 or other resources at domesticviolencebc.ca or 1-800-563-0808.


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#31 sukika

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Posted 02 February 2021 - 11:38 AM

Check out this 1 star Google review from a week ago:

 

 

"Hello, im only writing this review because we felt so bad for our server..
We went in for dinner on Sunday and didn’t expect it to be so busy the entire place was full and there was only 1 cook and 2 servers Sarah who was our main server was so lovely and always had a funny comment to make us smile and forget we had been waiting for our food for almost an hour. It also helped when she gave us a free round too but we declined because it obviously wasn't her fault and we didn't want to take away from her tip. The bigger problem was the large party in the back of the restaurant who were there for the football - they were screaming at the top of their lungs the whole time we were there, not wearing masks, constantly running up to the bar to ask for drinks (that they obviously didn’t need) or following covid protocol at all frankly. I overheard the male server say something about them being the owners and this was probably why both servers looked obviously uncomfortable the whole time and the male server kept shaking his head every time the female owner would come up and ask him something. A full restaurant and the owners are in the back getting drunk with their buddies not even following the guidelines set by the government super unprofessional and we will not be returning to support your habits. Sarah however was a terrific server and was the saving grace of your company 5*s for her she was the only reason we chose to stay, she belongs in a better place than this. I hope this review will help the owners smarten up a bit."

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#32 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 02 February 2021 - 12:01 PM

it was the 2nd biggest football day of the year.   wouldn't it be a shame if the owners had to go to some other bar with their friends?


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 02 February 2021 - 12:02 PM.


#33 marks_28

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Posted 02 February 2021 - 01:27 PM

it was the 2nd biggest football day of the year.   wouldn't it be a shame if the owners had to go to some other bar with their friends?

 

Not sure if this is sarcastic or not.... but if not, maybe try not watching the game at a bar with friends?



#34 Rob Randall

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Posted 02 February 2021 - 01:30 PM

There's an unwritten rule in the business if owners/staff are acting as customers and are they shouldn't impact the regular customers, either in their behaviour or in the excess pressure it puts on waitstaff and cooks. It's the management's duty to ensure enough staff are on shift to handle the work.


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#35 Matt R.

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Posted 02 February 2021 - 01:54 PM

Under the current PHO restaurants are required to have adequate staff on hand to control the patrons and ensure they are following the guidelines under the PHO. It’s not optional to be short staffed right now.

This includes the area outside your building where patrons may congregate while waiting for a table, pick up a takeout order, etc.

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#36 Mike K.

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Posted 02 February 2021 - 02:42 PM

I try not to patronize places where the owner acts all entitled when they’re there. It’s so off putting.
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#37 sukika

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Posted 02 February 2021 - 03:03 PM

Those owners are the ones that Gordon Ramsey yells at the most in Kitchen Nightmares. 


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#38 Rob Randall

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Posted 02 February 2021 - 06:37 PM

Protest going on outside Chucks on Yates right now.


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#39 spanky123

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Posted 03 February 2021 - 05:59 AM

Not to take Chuck's side on this as I don't know the story, but many people don't realize that a business can't just fire someone without cause unless they are prepared to write a big cheque or they can negotiate a departure with the employee. As much as people think otherwise in today's cancel culture, an unproven allegation (or two) isn't likely going to amount to 'cause' and there are armies of labour lawyers and a sympathetic BC Labour standards branch quite happy to make that point.



#40 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 03 February 2021 - 06:11 AM

maybe. but dismissing a low-wage employee in a very transient industry usually does not carry much cost or effort or repercussions.

notwithstanding some of the alleged events that took place away from the business, some of the alleged on-premise activities would be grounds for dismissal based on liquor law violations wouldn’t they? I think “overservice” is taken seriously. not sure.

people posting on Facebook say the business remained closed yesterday.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 03 February 2021 - 06:16 AM.

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