Can you make a claim against an employer in Suffolk Coastal? If you work in a restaurant then you need to be aware of allergies and how to deal with customers that might come in with allergies, so that you can take care of them as well as you would other customers.
Allergies are far more serious than food intolerances, as if the people with the allergies are exposed to what they are allergic to they can become very ill, or even die. If you are working in a restaurant, then it is your job to protect these people and ensure that everything you serve is safe.
- Know which allergies are common. If you work in a restaurant then you are likely to come up against allergies on a regular basis. The best way to deal with these is to know in advance which allergies you might have to protect customers against, and how to stop people with these allergies from eating any food touched by these foods.
- Keep foods separate. A nut allergy is very common, for example. When preparing pastry, bread and so on you should try to keep these things away from foods which have nuts in, so that traces don’t make their way into foods that you might serve to the whole table.
- It is better to start from scratch than to risk it. If someone says that they have an allergy to something and you aren’t entirely sure whether the food you have has touched this food, it is better to start again then to send the food out and hope for the best. As stated before, allergies can actually kill people, depending on the severity of the allergy.
- List which items are safe for allergy sufferers. If you make foods which are gluten free, vegetarian and safe for nut allergies, list these on the menu so that people can choose these rather than having to ask about what is in everything else.
How to claim against an employer in Suffolk Coastal for illnesses caused by your employer
If you have a serious allergy and have told your employer about it, but then been exposed to this anyway, you may have a good case for making a claim against an employer in Suffolk Coastal. Your employer has a duty of care to you and other staff, to ensure that you are not made ill by anything you are working closely with.
Negligence on your employer’s part which causes you illness should be faced with an accident at work compensation claim. You can make an accident at work compensation claim more easily through Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. The team will be able to pass you over to an experienced in-house personal injury lawyer who will be able to process a claim on your behalf.
Date Published: 18th September 2014
Author: David Brown