Jenna Vecchio was utterly stunned when her supervisor pulled her aside to reprimand her for wearing "inappropriate" attire. Vecchio works at the Movati Athletic Club in Orleans, Ontario, where the dress code requires all employees to wear athletic clothing.
Like many of her female co-workers, Vecchio wore a tank top lined with a sports bra. But because she is a big chested woman, Movati supervisors felt that she wasn't being "modest" enough for their standards. They told her that simply because of her bust size, she wasn't allowed to wear any kind of tank top.
"I felt humiliated and discriminated against due to my figure," Vecchio confessed in a Facebook post. "I was singled out and it is unfair to say I cannot wear a tank top and other women can."
Several Facebook users shared Vecchio's sentiment and commented on her post to show support. "If they want to be miserable old cows I'd say keep wearing the tank top. Keep showing them what they are clearly jealous of!" one user commented. Another said, "I've been a member of Movati (formerly Ottawa Athletic Club) since it opened and I have seen many women with tops like yours. I do not see anything wrong with your outfit and I agree with you that this is discrimination."
Different figures shouldn't warrant different dress code rules because at the end of the day, a woman can't control her body type. While Vecchio's post went viral, Sean Whittal, the director of the athletic club, addressed the issue in a statement. He explained that gym members had been complaining about Vecchio's attire and that he felt it was right to have a conversation with her about it.
"In no way did we mean to embarrass (Ms. Vecchio)," Whittal said. But clearly, it was a little too late for that. Read Vecchio's entire post below.