A woman sued her employer for violating her human rights after being told that she had to wear a bra to work.
25-year-old Christina Schell from Alberta, British Columbia, was fired for her job as a waitress at Osoyoos Golf Club, Osoyoos, for her refusal to wear a bra during her work as a waitress.
She refused to adhere to an updated dress code mandate, stating that when she was waiting outside tables she had to wear a bra or an undershirt, reports Daily mail.
She claims she did not realize that braless was a problem until she received the new dress code from the restaurant, which stated:
Women must wear a tank top or bra under their uniform shirt.
When she was confronted with the general manager of the restaurant, Doug Robb, she was told that the new mandate was for her own protection.
Speak with CBA News, she claims that he said:
I know what happens in golf clubs when it comes to alcohol.
Schell stopped wearing bra more than two years ago, because she & # 39; s terribly & # 39; finds. She said that after she was fired, she decided to take the case before the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal because she noticed that men did not have the same restrictions on their dress code. She told the local news site:
It is gender based and that is why it is a human rights issue.
I have nipples and the men too.
Speak with CBC news, Employment lawyer Nadia Zaman said:
If they simply require female employees to wear a bra, but they do not have a comparable requirement for men, and they can not really justify that … then there is a risk that their policies are considered discriminatory.
In fact, they say that sexual harassment and gender-based clothing codes are out of the menu and that they are no longer tolerated.
In 2016, the Ontario Human Rights Commission called for an end to sexist dress code, which stated that clothing codes could not force women to wear uncomfortable clothing such as high heels or short skirts as their work uniform.
This is not the first time that women feel that they are being discriminated against because they are forced to wear a bra.
In June 2017, waitress Kate Hannah (22) claimed that she had been fired from her job as a waitress at the Bird and Beer in Beverly, East Riding of Yorkshire, when her manager tried to deal with inappropriate sexual comments made to her while she was at work by forcing her to wear a bra. The restaurant denied the claims.
Kate Gosek, a 19-year-old cook in a McDonald's restaurant in Manitoba, Canada, says she had a similar situation with her employer when she expressed the desire to become a braless.
She told CBS:
[My manager] Just told me I had to put on a bra because, McDonald's – we're a polite restaurant and nobody needs to see that.
McDonald & # 39; s has since apologized for the incident, saying that it was the result of a misunderstanding in the application of the management policy & # 39 ;.
Schell is still waiting for an update of her claim to the human rights committee to find out whether not wearing a bra is a legitimate reason for dismissal.
indy100 has contacted Osoyoos Golf Club and Doug Robb for comment and will update this article when it is received.
HT CBA News
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