A waitress at the Bird & Beer in Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire has been fired from her job for refusing to wear a bra to work. Kate Hannah a 22-year-old woman alleged that she was dismissed from her job for not wearing a bra. She posted an image of herself in a T-shirt on Facebook that has steadily gone viral. Kate Hannah claimed that she was dismissed after her manager dealt with an inappropriate sexual comment towards her by telling her not to return unless she wore a bra. The establishment Bird & Beer in Yorkshire, United Kingdom, however, denied the allegations claiming no one was dismissed. Kate Hannah’s post on Facebook has caused a lot of furore where people have come in support of her. Body shaming and the supposed unprofessional conduct by the pub have people seething on the internet. Man sent home from work for wearing shorts, returns in a bright pink dress in Britain!Also Read - Michael Vaughan Disappointed as BBC Removes Former England Captain From The Ashes Coverage
Kate Hannah shared a picture of herself in a T-shirt on Facebook and wrote, “So I’ve just got home after being sacked from my job, for refusing to wear a bra. Yesterday an inappropriate sexual remark was made to me, by my manager’s brother, and in the presence of her. I felt uncomfortable, objectified and shocked that this had happened.” She further wrote, “Unfortunately she saw fit to deal with the situation by telling me that I’m not allowed into work in future unless I’m wearing 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 called me stupid, silly and over the top when I told her I was upset.I am absolutely disgusted, with the unprofessionalism, and blatant lack of respect for my right as a woman to wear whatever makes me personally comfortable. Nobody should EVER feel the need to hide themselves in order to stay away from unwanted sexual comments/behaviour. Feel so Sad. [sic]” Also Read Khasi lady asked to leave Delhi Golf Club for wearing traditional attire Jainsem Also Read - Adil Rashid Confirms Racism Allegations Against Michael Vaughan, Backs Azeem Rafiq's Accusation on Former England Captain During Yorkshire Days
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The bar responded by disputing Kate Hannah’s version of events and maintains that nobody was dismissed. They released a statement saying, “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.”
Kate Hannah is getting a lot of support online. However, people are also maintaining that every job has a dress code and wearing a bra is not a big deal but the sexual harassment and the incident could have been better dealt with.