A sales assistant claims she was fired after being accused of “ sexualizing herself ” when her top snuck up while she was picking up store displays.
Jasmine Lambe said she was “ belittled ” by female managers and told her “ *** and stomach hung ” while working at Cardzone in Glasgow Fort on Wednesday.
The 22-year-old claims she was wearing black wide-leg pants, a nude-colored long-sleeved fitted top and a trench coat when she was dragged into the office.
The gift shop staff reportedly told Jasmine, who worked at the company for three weeks, that she “made herself sexual in front of old men.”
Sales assistant Jasmine Lambe has claimed she was fired after being accused of ‘sexualizing’ when her top crawled up while hanging shop displays
The 22-year-old claims she was wearing black wide-leg pants, a nude-colored long-sleeved fitted top and a trench coat (pictured) when she was dragged into the office
Jasmine claims she burst into tears and left after being told she “ doesn’t have a job there ” and was fired on the spot.
She posted about the incident on Facebook, sharing an image of the outfit she wore on her shift, writing, ‘Cardzone Glasgow Fort, please tell me how this outfit sexualizes.
Today I normally went to work with this outfit on (like I wore the night before and had no problem), my first task this morning was to go up a ladder and hang decorations from the ceiling.
My top had crept up a bit at this point, just like when hanging decorations. I was then called to a room where I was then told that I was disrespectful for not wearing the correct uniform (can I comment that the dress code is smart attire).
Jasmine claims she burst into tears and left after being told she ‘doesn’t have a job there’ and was fired on the spot
‘I was then belittled by two older women (managers) who told me that my “t *** and stomach” were hanging out and that I was sexualizing myself with old men.
‘I’ve never felt so belittled in my life and felt like I was laying myself out, I was close enough in tears the entire time this was all going on.
‘To be told that I no longer have a job. I think it’s a shame that young workers are treated like this, all because a manager is having a bad day.
‘I hope this doesn’t happen to anyone else and I hope no one else has to feel the way I did.
Gift shop staff reportedly told Jasmine, in the photo, who worked at the company for three weeks, that she ‘made herself sexual in front of old men’
“A quick side note, I wore this outfit on my shift last night and even got a compliment from one of the same women who belittled me.”
Jasmine shared a photo showing her outfit, including a beige trench coat she was wearing because she was cold.
She tagged Cardzone in the post, but claims the store has since blocked her and removed the Facebook page following a response to the incident.
The post generated more than 1,000 comments, including more than 400 angry-faced emoji icons.
More than 700 Facebook users shared the message, while hundreds left comments expressing their condolences.
Jasmine tagged Cardzone in her post, but claims the store has since blocked her and removed the Facebook page following a response to the incident
The post generated more than 1,000 comments, including over 400 angry-faced emoji icons, as well as dozens of supporting comments
Elizabeth Bowers said, “You should seek unfair dismissal. Approach the business owners and go to the Citizens Advice agency.
‘This is not acceptable and should not happen. I hope everything goes well for you. Best wishes.’
Liz Kelly wrote: ‘This is absolutely disgusting. Call Acas, they will be able to point you in the right direction as no one should be treated like that. ‘
Kirstie-Ann Williams commented, “I’d be really happy if my staff showed up that you’re an absolutely beautiful girl, so don’t let those bastards get you down!”
Claire Morrell, who claims to be an employee of the store, weighed in on the dispute to defend the store.
Claire Morrell, who claims to be an employee of the store, weighed in the dispute to defend the store
She said, ‘I work in this store and this message is lies! The girl was constantly held up for not wearing a uniform, the main problem being crop tops. She hadn’t tucked the top in when she was in the store and the little stitches were pulled out so that her belly was showing, she was asked to cover up and she walked out!
She wasn’t fired or insulted, the store manager bought her shoes the week before when she showed up on sneakers.
‘My manager is absolutely devastated about this. The store is beautiful and so are the staff, which is really detrimental to us. ‘
Jasmine responded to messages, adding, “Mangers admitted everything on the phone to one of my relatives. I was wearing my jacket but I had permission from the managers as it was quiet and cold in the store.
‘I don’t want anything from Cardzone. I just wanted to point out that this kind of discrimination in the workplace still occurs. ‘
A spokeswoman for the Cardzone store in Glasgow declined to comment today.