A Canadian sales promotion girl for Alberta Honda car, Caitlin Bernier, was fired for wearing tight and translucent clothing.
Caitlin then protested, because the clothes had been used during the first job interview at the dealer.
In her Facebook account, Caitlin Bernier (20) wrote that she was accused of dressing inappropriately while working and distracting male workers at the dealer.
“Suddenly the female staff came over to me, she brought a sweater and said ‘you know your clothes are see-through? You have to wear this (sweater) or go home and change’,” wrote Caitlin.
The woman also said to Caitlin that there are men who don’t feel comfortable.
Caitlin said that she was the only woman who worked as a salesperson at the dealer.
Caitlin was surprised because the clothes she wore were the same when the interview was conducted by the dealer management, and no one made a fuss about her clothes at that time.
Even at the reception desk, there are female employees who wear tank tops without bras.
“I’m not going to change because my clothes fit and have been used on the best days before, even during interviews and no one told me anything about the clothes,” added Caitlin.
Caitlin then had a meeting with her male co-workers.
Everyone stared at her, this made her embarrassed.
Finally she chose to go home.
A few hours later at home, she received a call from the General Manager and he said, ‘I heard you were wearing something inappropriate for work and didn’t follow the dress code or instructions when you were told to change, so I let you go.’
“Today I lost my job because I was a woman who didn’t fit into the” men’s workplace “.
Sampling Carscoops, Alberta Honda said an employee would only be fired after repeated warnings and the decision was not based on gender.
“If an employee refuses to comply with the dress code when given the opportunity, if they continue to violate the dress code on several occasions or if there are other issues surrounding their performance, we will consider taking further action,” the statement read.