Dress code violation that wasn't a violation, would you fight it?
June 8, 2011 9:58 PM Subscribe
Would you stand up for someone that you felt was being treated unfairly at your workplace?
posted by MeatFilter to work & money (32 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
A friend of mine at work was dinged for a "dress code violation" when it wasn't a violation at all.
Someone reported her to HR for a short dress and then HR talked to her about the day after. Problem is, no one in HR actually saw the dress.
She wore the same dress the next day to show HR and they said it was fine. She asked them to talk to whoever reported her and explain the dress was appropriate. HR declined.
She also requested they admit they made a mistake by not seeing her dress first. This particular HR person became defensive and said that there are probably other days she violated the dress code.
I feel my friend is being treated unfairly in this situation and want to talk to HR about my feelings on the issue...should I? I believe in standing up for those that are treated unfairly, I have a particular issue when people in any department won't admit a mistake they've made.
I'm pretty senior level at the company, so it could have some impact and I'm not concerned about losing my job or a bad reputation...
Should I do it? What are the consequences?