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Spanish worker dubbed 'Manuel' sues for £30,000 over Fawlty

Race claim: Juan Ignacio says he was taunted by workmates, who called him 'Manuel'

A Spanish electrician who was allegedly nicknamed 'Manuel' by workmates after the Fawlty Towers waiter is suing his former employer for nearly £30,000.

Juan Ignacio, originally from Barcelona, says he was routinely taunted with the famous 'I know nothing' and 'Que?' catchphrases used by Andrew Sachs's sitcom character.

Mr Ignacio, 33, claims that bullying bosses mocked his accent and jibed 'He's from Barcelona', in front of others - the standard excuse made for Manuel by John Cleese's Basil Fawlty.

He alleges his managers at a private London hospital branded Spain a 'Third World country' and asked whether they had electricity.

Mr Ignacio, who has lived in Britain for five years, also claims that he endured constant homophobic abuse even though he is not gay.

He is suing private hospital

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Added: Jan-22-2009 
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