[!CrackMonkey!] mmmmm . . . zoo animals
dep at linuxandmain.com
Thu Nov 21 18:47:16 PST 2002
BERLIN (Reuters) - A German zookeeper, fired last month for eating
animals in a town zoo, was awarded six-months severance pay after
reaching a settlement in a labor court on Thursday.
The town of Recklinghausen, north of Cologne, fired the zookeeper
after he was caught barbecuing five Tibetan mountain chickens and two
Cameroonian sheep at the zoo, popular with children who were allowed
to stroke the animals.
The man, employed at the zoo since 1997, challenged the dismissal
saying he had not been given the six-months notice stipulated in his
The town agreed to pay him six months wages but said he need not
return to work, according to the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung
newspaper in Recklinghausen. Germany's laws make it extremely
difficult for employers to fire workers.
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