There’s been a lot of anger vented in social media following server Leila DiFazio’s dismissal from Lynn’s Paradise Café. Some of it’s righteous, some it’s naïve.
Fair gripe #1: Lynn’s servers shouldn’t have been demanded to liquefy its support staff tip pool by carrying $100 cash to work. The business serves as the bank, especially when it’s a restaurant that, according to owner Lynn Winter, hauled in $4 million per year ($76,923 per week). I don’t care how many guests pay with credit cards, such a business should have a few grand extra in house to see that its tipped employees get their share.
Fair gripe #2: According to Kentucky law, DiFazio should not have been fired since a restaurateur cannot mandate anyone participate in a tip pool in the first place.