Two Westchester pizzeria servers claim they were canned for snagging a slice.
They said they were offered a bite of pizza to them by the chef during a busy shift — and that their angry boss compared the act to driving while intoxicated.
Marie Bernardes and Eric Newman were sent home during the May incident at 3 Westerly, in Ossining, and their tips were yanked and given to the rest of the staff, according to a Westchester Supreme Court lawsuit they filed.
The pair, who are each seeking more than $150,000 damages, “worked eight hour shifts, constantly on their feet and literally they stopped and took a bit of pizza from an incorrect order,” their lawyer Joseph Ranni, said.
Not so, charged a lawyer for the restaurant, who said the two servers, who were fed before their shifts, “stole a pizza and were eating it in a locker room.”
“It wasn’t even the first time they had done it,” 3 Westerly lawyer Lorraine Medeiros alleged.
Bernardes left on her own and wasn’t fired, while Newman had been caught vaping in a restaurant bathroom, Medeiros said.
“We expect the lawsuit will be completely dismissed,” she said.