Worker claims she was sacked for not wearing a bra
A UK bar worker claims she was fired for not wearing a bra to work.
Hailing from Yorkshire, 22-year-old Kate Hanna was serving drinks at Californian-themed bar Bird and Beer in Beverley when she claims she was told to go home by management.
Although, managing staff argued she was not dismissed for going bra-less.
Once home, Ms Hanna posted an image of herself in the grey t-shirt she claims was wearing at work before posting it to social media to prove what she wasn’t wearing was offensive.
The image was accompanied by an explosive caption.
“So, I’ve just got home after being sacked from my job, for refusing to wear a bra,” she said in the Facebook post.
“Yesterday an inappropriate sexual remark was made to me (at work). I felt uncomfortable, objectified and shocked that this had happened.”
Ms Hanna went on to argue that the manager told her not to come to work in the future unless she was wearing a bra.
She said the comments were made in front of both customers and staff.
“… leaving me feeling body shamed and completely shocked that the blame was being put onto me that I had been sexually harassed at work,” Ms Hanna wrote.
“I am absolutely disgusted with the blatant lack of respect for my right as a woman to wear whatever makes me personally comfortable. I feel so sad.”
One woman responded to the Facebook rant by suggesting she come and breastfeed at the establishment.
Bird and Beer has since responded with the following statement;
“No employees have been dismissed from the company regarding these allegations,” Bird and Beer said in a statement.
“We have a duty of care to protect all of our employees from any discrimination or sexual harassment within the workplace and we take any comments towards our employees very seriously and act upon them immediately in a professional manner.”
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