Woman Claims She Was Fired From Job For Not Wearing A Bra
A woman has claimed that she was fired from her job as a waitress because she didn't wear a bra.
The 22-year-old, named on Facebook as Kate Hannah, claims that her boss' brother made an inappropriate sexual comment to her.
However, Kate alleges that her manager dealt with the comment by demanding that she must always wear a bra to work.
She took to Facebook to express her disgust at her dismissal, writing: "So I've just got home after being sacked from my job, for refusing to wear a bra.
Credit: Facebook/Kate Hannah
"Yesterday an inappropriate sexual remark was made to me, by my managers brother, and in the presence of her.
"I felt uncomfortable, objectified and shocked that this had happened.
"Unfortunately she saw fit to deal with the situation by telling me that I'm not allowed into work in future unless I'm wearing a bra.
"This was said to me in front of three other staff members and customers. Leaving me feeling body shamed and completely shocked that the blame was being put onto me that I had been sexually harassed at work. She called me stupid, silly and over the top when I told her I was upset.
"I am absolutely disgusted, with the unprofessionalism, and blatant lack of respect for my right as a woman to wear whatever makes me personally comfortable.
"Nobody should EVER feel the need to hide themselves in order to stay away from unwanted sexual comments/behaviour.
"Feel so Sad."
The majority of people commented on the post, which is now going viral, agreeing that it shouldn't make a difference whether she wears a bra or not, and that it was a total lack of respect for her to be sacked in that way.
The pub, in East Riding, Yorkshire replied to her claims,reports the Independent: "In response to the recent alleged allegations towards us we wish to make the following statement. We can confirm that no employees have been dismissed from the company regarding these allegations.
"We have a duty of care to protect all of our employees from any discrimination or sexual harassment within the work place and we take any comments towards our employees very seriously and act upon them immediately in a professional manner."
As odd as this alleged incident is, sadly it's not the only time it has occurred, nor will it be the last.
20-year-old Hannah Pewee recently said she suffered from something similar while shopping in Michigan's Woodland Mall.
She claims to have been approached by a security guard and asked to leave.
When she asked why, she claims that she was told that a customer had complained about her 'inappropriate dress'.
In the heat, Hannah had opted for a Find Dory vest, along with a pair of shorts, a safe bet on a hot day.
This was enough for someone to be repulsed though, leading the 20-year-old to claim she'd been 'slut shamed'.
In a post on Facebook Hannah wrote: "As many of you know, it is NINETY degrees outside today in West Michigan - aka, really hot.
"So, of course, I decided to dress for the weather: shorts and a tank top. But apparently, how I was dressed was too slutty for the public, as I was kicked out of the Woodland Mall today.
"Yup. Apparently some anonymous person reported me to MALL SECURITY for inappropriate dress and I was kicked out.
"Never mind that within a one foot radius there were plenty of girls dressed just like me, since it's NINETY degrees outside. I am so angry right now I'm shaking.
"I felt so embarrassed I almost cried. All because a stranger didn't like how I dressed.
"I complied. I'm not a confrontational person. Even though I didn't feel it was right, I didn't want to get in their faces and be like, 'No I'm not leaving', and start a big scene. But after I left, I was like, 'I don't feel like I should have been treated like that'."
The post then went viral, along with the picture and Woodland Mall caught wind of it.
The mall posted a statement on Facebook, saying: "We have apologised to Hannah and we apologise to our community.
"It is never our intention to shame or embarrass anyone.
"We're going to make sure that everyone on our team is aware of how to handle situations like this in the future.
"We dropped the ball on this one."
They also began to respond to commenters on Hannah's post, with one pointing out that the mall itself sell the exact clothes she's wearing.
Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Kate Hannah