Thursday, January 19, 2012

Name Tags Display Bra Size

(Stockholm, Sweden) Walking into a lingerie company outlet called 'Change' in Sweden, expect to find the sales assistants wearing badges displaying their bra sizes.

For at least three years, distaff staffers have been required to sport their bust circumference and cup measurements to all who entered the stores.

However, there have been complaints. According to one anonymous employee,
”We have dirty old men coming into the shop looking at my cup size. Why should everyone get to know that? Guys selling underwear don't have to show their size.”
I suggest that men will look at women's breasts regardless of whether or not a badge is worn. I would also suggest that salesmen wearing badges displaying their penis measurements would be counterproductive.

In any event, a former lingerie shop employee complained to the Commercial Employees' Union prompting a discrimination lawsuit against the 'Change' company.
“We don’t feel that it’s any help to see the size of someone’s breasts. We don’t see the connection at all,” the union’s press secretary Kristina Jogestrand told The Local.

“You can be a confident, secure woman without having to show the size of your breasts for all to see.”

The lawsuit argues that requiring employees to display their bra sizes is a breach of discrimination laws and the union's collective wage agreement.

“Our union member has experienced something offensive and discomforting in the wearing of such badges. For her, bust size is deeply personal,” union spokesperson Jannika Fahlander said in a statement.
The union seeks 300,000 kronor ($44,410) in compensation for the lingerie shop employee and 100,000 kronor ($14,807) to the union for breach of its collective agreement.

Companion post at The Jawa Report.

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