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Tokyo man fired by sushi restaurant over tattoo rumor seeks damages

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A 20-year-old man fired from his task at a sushi restaurant over a rumor that he has actually a tattoo has taken the firm running the restaurant to court to look for damages.

In a request for a labor conflict adjudication treatment submitted Tuesday with Tokyo District Court, the man required the firm, Kioikyubei, pay a total amount of ¥5.8 million in damages and also as salaries throughout the conflict.

The man had actually been functioning as an aide cook at the deluxe sushi restaurant situated inside Hotel New Otani in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo.

According to an attorney standing for the man, a pal of the man, talking with the sushi restaurant’s supervisor on July 26, recommended that the man has a tattoo.

Two days later on, the head of state of the firm that became aware of the rumor fired the man without verifying the truths.

Later in July, the firm asked the man to leave a firm dorm in Suginami Ward.

The termination was taken out in August as an outcome of conversations in between reps of the man as well as the firm, however the firm informed the man that as long as he has a tattoo he would just be permitted to do cooking prep work.

The man’s attorney has actually not divulged whether the man in fact has a tattoo.

“The firing is illegal because having tattoos is not prohibited under the company’s work rules,” the attorney stated, likewise keeping in mind that physical acts such as making him leave the dormitory are likewise based on settlement.

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The sushi restaurant driver released a declaration Tuesday, claiming, “It’s very regrettable that the petition has been filed as we believed that we had already corrected the wrongdoing of firing him after discussions.”

“We’ll respond adequately with regard to detailed requests for compensation and others after receiving the petition,” the firm stated.


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