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UPDATE: Baha Mar firing employees by phone

Baha Mar released the following statement in response to reports it has begun terminations by calling employees to inform them they have been let go.

“In preparation to re-open in the fall, Baha Mar made the difficult, but necessary decision to implement staffing reductions to adequately align with projected business levels.”

“Since the resort’s temporary closure on March 25th, Baha Mar has ensured that all full-time associates receive 40% of their base compensation, plus covering insurance premiums to maintain associates’ Health Insurance, Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (ADD) Insurance Coverage.”

“On June 29th, as the 90-day period ended, it was necessary for us to take the incredibly difficult step of reducing our staff across Grand Hyatt, SLS, Rosewood, Melia, Casino and Baha Mar’s shared services. We are in the process of communicating directly with each of the associates affected by this decision, and we are here to help guide all impacted through the next steps.”

“All affected associates will receive severance pay in accordance with the law.”

As mega resort Baha Mar moves to make 1200 employees redundant, some of those employees have been fired by phone today.

Several employees told The Gallery that resort representatives contacted them by phone today and informed them that they have been made redundant.

Like other resorts across the country, Baha Mar shut down and laid off thousands of employees in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Cable Beach property was expected to reopen next month as the country reopens its borders to visitors tomorrow.

However, the company later announced it had push its reopening date back to October.

As a result, it said staff reductions would take place.

Baha Mar is expected to reduce its staff complement by 20 percent.

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