One of the customers, Nicolas Gaudreault, claims that he, his friend and a friend of the latter were asked to leave the bar on the Grande Allée on Saturday night under the pretext of their behavior
too gay and disturb other customers.
At around 11:45pm a member of staff from the club came up to me to say that regular customers thought we didn’t have a place here. Some customers found our clothes bothered, our dance moves bothered, but mostly our people bothered. The employee therefore asked us to leave before it ended in a fightsays Mr Gaudreault in a message published on Facebook on Sunday morning.
He criticized the staff on duty Saturday night for failing to intervene with customers who pointed fingers at them, his friends and him, in addition to throwing corks at them and making discriminatory remarks.
I condemn the Dagobert staff who are well aware of these situations and prefer to turn a blind eye to the detriment of a safe and inclusive environment for customers.denounces Nicolas Gaudreault.
The alleged facts described by the client and Dagobert’s first reaction have caused numerous reactions on social media in the past few days.
Dagobert initially contradicted the plaintiff’s account and went so far as to qualify his statements as
Lie. Upon realizing that customers had in fact made homophobic remarks, the establishment had pointed out that the employee affected by the complaint had rushed to intervene to put an end to the complaint.
His goal was simply a desire to protect the targeted customers while expelling the homophobic customers who came to the Festival d’été through Quebec (they came from Ottawa).Le Dagobert wrote in a now-deleted Facebook post on Sunday.
In a second statement released Monday, the facility’s management is reconsidering its original statement.
After further checking, questioning and looking at pictures, we discovered that an employee acting as a waitress took the initiative to suggest customers to move or leave (the version remains different between this employee and the customers), but the The fact remains that these are not the directives that employees at Dagobert are required to followwe can read on the Facebook page Dagobert Nightclub.
Bar management mentions that customers
with bad intentions should have been reported. It ensures that it does not condone homophobic gestures within its walls. The employee affected by the allegations was fired on Monday.
80, and even if an employee acted with little judgment, the fact remains that all employees are saddened by the situation, “,”text”:”Le Dagobert has been hiring people with different personalities since the early 80s, and even if an employee acted with little judgment The fact remains that all employees are saddened by the situation”}}”>Le Dagobert has been hiring people of all kinds since the early 1980s, and even if an employee acted with little judgment, the fact remains that all employees are saddened by the situation.writes the administration of the Bar Association.
She is committed to the community LGBTQ+B. by organizing a fundraiser to promote the acceptance of diversity.
We sincerely apologize to anyone we may have hurt and offendedcloses the management.
Dagobert co-owner Jean-Frédéric Laberge and client Nicolas Gaudreault declined interview requests from Radio-Canada.
last July”,”text”:”On behalf of the administration and all Dagobert employees, we would like to apologize for the homophobia incident on the evening of July 9″}}” >On behalf of the administration and all employees of Dagobert we would like to apologize for the homophobic incident on the evening of July 9thwe can read in a message published on Monday on the Facebook page of the Grande Allée establishment.