A hotel company which sent letters to its staff sacking them and ordering them to vacant their accommodation immediately were sent in an administrative error.
Last week, Britannia Hotels handed letters to around a dozen employees at Coylumbridge Hotel near Aviemore, which stated their employment had been terminated and that their ‘services were no longer required’ as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
Staff were also told to return any company property to the hotel before leaving the premises and their staff accommodation.
A picture of the letter was posted on Twitter and resulted in widespread criticism and backlash from both the public and the hospitality industry.
Britannia Hotels has now apologised and blamed an administrative error.
The firm told the Liverpool Echo: “With regards to the current situation regarding staff at our Coylumbridge Hotel and being asked to vacate their staff accommodation.
“Unfortunately, the communication sent to these employees was an administrative error.
“All affected employees are being immediately contacted. We apologise for any upset caused.”