Kitchens are infamously high stress and often very unconventional workplaces, however, they are still held to the same standards of legal work conduct as everywhere else.
Often, a somewhat unspoken code of etiquette within professional kitchens means that those in the career of food preparation don’t consult HR on the issues they face whilst in that environment. A recent case comes from the kitchen of Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck restaurant in which a 28-year-old pastry chef has launched a £200,000 lawsuit against the company which evidences that such incidents can occur.
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