Toronto dining chain Bier Markt was vying for attention when it told waitresses to ditch the black golf shirt and black pants, leggings or a skirt uniform in exchange for skimpy blue dresses. Unfortunately, it got a little more attention than it had hoped for.
The story blew up across the media, with two Bier Markt employees, Becky Lockert and Danielle Barbeau, quitting their jobs and filing complaints with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.
Another employee, Tierney Angus, said more than 40 women from four different locations complained to the human resources department at Cara Foods, the company that owns Bier Markt.
“One of the girls I work with mentioned you could see her underwear and the suggestion by my general manager was that she wear a thong if she didn’t want her underwear to show, which is totally inappropriate. It’s an extra requirement of the female staff that the men don’t have to comply with. No one is asking them to wear a thong,” she told CBC.
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