One Oregon bartender who apparently had one too many drinks – whereas on the job – is being sued by his employer for $115,000, after the institution was smacked with a prolonged liquor license suspension for his actions.
The Barrel Room in Portland is urgent fees towards Gunnar Hokan Jorstad, after the bartender was “drunk on the job” on Jan. 13 of final yr, an admission that Jorstad himself reportedly made to police, Oregon Reside reported Wednesday.
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Oregon Liquor Management Fee (OLCC) spokesman Matthew Van Sickle says a police officer seen Jorstad in a extremely intoxicated state exterior the bar and that police later had been known as to take away him from the bar.
Based on the outlet, the bartender was then relieved of his work duties for the day, prompting the OLCC to later serve the Barrel Room a stiff punishment.
Beginning Jan. 20 (of this yr), the OLCC will withhold the bar’s liquor license for 21 days; the Barrel Room, in the meantime, desires Jorstad to pay as much as compensate what they’re anticipating shall be a misplaced day by day income sum of $5,500.
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“It simply exhibits how severely we take this,” Van Sickle instructed Oregon Reside of the mandate.
Jorstad didn’t instantly return a request for remark.
The Related Press contributed to this report.
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