A restaurant worker has claimed she was sacked for refusing to wear a bra on her shift.
In a Facebook post, she alleged an “inappropriate sexual remark was made to me” at the Bird and Beer, in Beverley, East Yorkshire.
The post racked up hundreds of shares, comments and likes in a short space of time.
A day after it was uploaded the status had 464 shares and 943 likes – along with 302 comments on the matter, reports Hull Daily Mail.
Her post started with: “So I’ve just got home after being sacked from my job, for refusing to wear 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 claimed she was called “stupid and silly” for being upset.
“I am absolutely disgusted, with the unprofessional-ism, and blatant lack of respect for my right as a woman to wear whatever makes me personally comfortable,” she continued.
“Nobody should EVER feel the need to hide themselves in order to stay away from unwanted sexual comments/behaviour.”
The restaurant was forced to turn off the comments section on its Facebook page after the remarks sparked fury on social media.
Some were so outraged they began leaving bad reviews for the establishment on Google.
But the Bird and Beer has denied the claims and said nobody has been sacked from the restaurant.
They released the following statement: “In response to the recent alleged allegations towards Bird and Beer, 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.”
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