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Woman with MS fired for defying dress code

Postby NHE » Fri Jul 21, 2006 6:38 am

I felt that this article was important to share with the group...

    Woman fired for defying dress code
    MS patient with walking aid can't wear dresses

    Amber Shortt, The Edmonton Journal
    Published: Thursday, July 20, 2006

    EDMONTON - A longtime employee of Weight Watchers has filed a complaint with the Alberta Human Rights and Citizenship Commission after she was fired for not complying with the company dress code that requires her to wear a skirt and pantyhose.

    Wendy Moger, who has multiple sclerosis, started wearing pantsuits about a month ago after having an electronic walking aid fitted to her leg.

    After nine years as a meeting leader with the company, the 50-year-old's employment was terminated on June 30 because she was not able to adhere to the dress code.

    She said the WalkAide device, which is strapped below her knee and sends shock waves to her foot telling it when to flex, has greatly improved her mobility.

    "These electrodes have to touch my skin," she said. "I can't put pantyhose under them. I can't put pantyhose over them."

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Postby Mary » Fri Jul 21, 2006 8:05 am

I'm disgusted by Weight Watcher's corporate response and hope she gets them good. It's shocking and appalling that she would be fired for this. I hope there is a lot of media exposure and the result is very bad publicity for Weight Watchers. Shame on them.
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Postby Arron » Fri Jul 21, 2006 11:45 am

could you imagine firing someone for this? If the story is entirely as presented, sometimes you just have to wonder at the sheer lack of intelligence in so called "adult human beings."
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Postby Lyon » Fri Jul 21, 2006 1:16 pm

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Postby bromley » Sat Jul 22, 2006 2:59 am


Harrry Z has been seen around the streets of London, Ontario wearing pantyhose and a skirt - each to his own I say. :lol:

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Postby 2gentle » Sat Jul 22, 2006 4:09 pm

Some ppl, such as those at Weight Watchers, just never learn....until something hits the pocketbook, and those oh so important bottom lines!
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