As a result of the alleged irregularities being reported and exposed both the hotel's manager and head of human resources have been sacked as of immediate effect.
The alleged irregularities were reported to the Balearic Government's Inspector for Employment and Social Security last week.
Apparently, the 14 Romanian students were employed to work in the kitchen and cleaning departments along with carrying out other functions apparently illegally.
According to the hotel chain, the hostelry students were placed by an intermediary and expressed its indignation over the alleged fraudulent behaviour of the intermediary to which it has fallen victim.
The hotel chain said that it has offered the Balearic authorities and unions its full cooperation in order to clear up the alleged mistake.
The UGT union has not taken the incident lightly however and has formally denounced the Barcelo Group.
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