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post #91 of 160
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

I'm not a lawyer, but if a company can't fire you for wearing clothes it considers ridiculous, that seems quite unfair. On the other end, what if dude was dressed shabbily? Company can't fire him for that either, if it's paying enough where it could reasonably expect the employee to afford something decent?

At least in the USA, you can be fired for any reason, as long as it's not an illegal reason. For example, there's nothing illegal about firing all people with green eyes.
post #92 of 160
That you, Wright / Reev?
post #93 of 160
(if this is not a troll)

OP, your friend is stupid. He does not realize that he can look sharp going biz casual or whatever the dress code was???
post #94 of 160
The boss may be the biggest dick in the world, but he still pays your friend's paycheck. I would have suggested he listen to his boss or get a new job if the demands are truly unreasonable.
post #95 of 160
Keep in mind the OPs friend is in the EU; their laws are different, particularly when it comes to a human rights complaint.
post #96 of 160
Let me be the first to say that this thread could be a pivotal moment in the history of civil rights.
post #97 of 160
I would imagine Op is not in a English Speaking country. I don’t want to be rude to OP but this is impossible in First world country as there are many employee rights protection groups formed by the government and unfair dismissal like this would only earn this guy a lot of money in Compenssions.
Edited by md2010 - 3/6/12 at 7:21pm
post #98 of 160
If a Managing Director or above showed up at my firm in double breasted suits and pocket squares, he would get funny looks and clients would probably think he was too slick. If anyone else did they would be told to go change.

Your friend is an idiot, why alienate yourself in your bosses eyes?
post #99 of 160
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Originally Posted by taxgenius View Post


At least in the USA, you can be fired for any reason, as long as it's not an illegal reason. For example, there's nothing illegal about firing all people with green eyes.


not until green eyes become a disability or a minority.

 

post #100 of 160
That's not the story the boss told me. Apparently OP's friend was frontin', playing off lined 6-fold ties as 7-fold and was found out. Of course OP will deny this, "knowing" that his friend always wears a genuine 7-fold. Clearly OP, this is a strong relationship, and one you should cherish.
post #101 of 160
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post

Let me be the first to say that this thread could be a pivotal moment in the history of civil rights.

I have a dream...
post #102 of 160
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

This. You're all getting trolled

Not all by any means.
post #103 of 160
Had a real interesting issue in the workplace about dress code at one of the companies I worked for. I wasn't the line manager so thank god I didn't have to deal with it. A kid decided he wanted to dress up like a woman, he was basically in obvious drag. He couldn't get fired for obvious reasons (this was in the U.K). Basically they just enforced the company rules really strictly until he was fired. 5 minutes late? Verbal warning. Wearing open toed shoes? written warning, not wearing name badge? another warning etc etc. Theres ways of managing people out of businesses even in Europe and its not that difficult.
post #104 of 160
Okay, lawyer talk here from a lawyer, and I hope those who have urged suing are not attorneys (and if they are, I assume they are decked out in polyester). First of all, this never happened. Arguendo, if it did, the general rule in the USA is that employment is a week to week contract, terminable at will by either party. The employer may not fire someone for reasons that go against basic public policy however (race, gender, pregnancy, etc.) Some states have somewhat more stringent laws. As Vox pointed out, the expensively dressed neither require nor receive such special treatment, as they already run the world and have already fucked it up beyond all belief. Okay, the last phrase was mine and not Burt's.

EDIT: "expensively dressed" for "well dressed".
Edited by KObalto - 3/6/12 at 5:03pm
post #105 of 160
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Originally Posted by David Reeves View Post

Had a real interesting issue in the workplace about dress code at one of the companies I worked for. I wasn't the line manager so thank god I didn't have to deal with it. A kid decided he wanted to dress up like a woman, he was basically in obvious drag. He couldn't get fired for obvious reasons (this was in the U.K). Basically they just enforced the company rules really strictly until he was fired. 5 minutes late? Verbal warning. Wearing open toed shoes? written warning, not wearing name badge? another warning etc etc. Theres ways of managing people out of businesses even in Europe and its not that difficult.

Now he/she needs a lawyer. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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