Employee suspended for dangling earrings

29th May 2008, Comments 0 comments

Waitress goes without pay for 16 days because she was wearing long large dangling earrings at work.

29 May 2008

MADRID - Wearing big earrings may not seem like much of an offence, but in the view of the manager of one supermarket in Catalonia it is as bad as turning up to work drunk or causing damage to the premises.

According to the UGT union, a waitress in the café of a Hipercor supermarket in Gerona has suspended with no pay for 16 days because she wore long earrings.

A stern letter she received from the store manager states categorically that she wore "large [approximately seven or eight centimetres long] black, dangling earrings made up of multiple pieces" while in her work uniform.

Describing the punishment as clearly "disproportionate," the UGT union said it is demanding that the store, which is owned by El Corte Inglés, allow the employee back to work, arguing that the case "demonstrates a sexist attitude and a clear lack of sensitivity".

[El Pais / Expatica]

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