To prove that she isn’t normally dressing unprofessionally, June Rivas posted this photograph of herself on a normal work day. Ironed slacks, a fitted jacket, a professional blouse, and even sensible heels make this the perfect “office” outfit. But her employer didn’t appreciate her matching head scarf neatly arranged in a bun at the nape of her neck. Apparently, not wearing makeup and failing to spend an hour in the morning curling her hair was somehow her employer’s business. “Unprofessional,” was the term her employer used when June wore her hair pulled back in ponytails or buns, but the official dress code in the employee’s contracts simply states: “No dress code. Just be clean and pressed.”
When June pointed out that she was following the dress code exactly, her employer responded by creating a new dress code.
No straps, hats, sandals, cleavage, backless shirts, lace, ponytails, pigtails, or ‘cultural head wraps.'”
June reported the woman to the Equal Opportunities Employment Commission, and while they investigated, she was required to follow the new dress code. Since the “clean and pressed” portion was removed, June had no trouble following the guidelines specifically. It looks like her employer forgot to leave out wigs…and just about everything else!
Looks like the new dress code left out colored contacts, too.
Oh, what about corsets, fur shawls and “pigBUNS?”
Fake pointed ears and leather, anyone?
The internet absolutely adores her. Her head scarf wasn’t hindering her workplace performance, and neither did these outfits. Her employer made it personal with a shocking amount of intolerance…and now the woman is under fire for discrimination. The posts have since been deleted for privacy purposes, but this is hilarious. Way to go, June!
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