A former manager at a clothing boutique in the United Kingdom has told a UK newspaper that she was told to stop wearing pants by the company and had to remove her underwear to show that she is not gay.
Christine Ann Fogg, 30, said that she refused to remove the shorts and t-shirt because she did not want to make her “uncomfortable” in front of her colleagues.
She told the newspaper that after her termination, she felt humiliated.
According to the Independent, Fogg was told by the management that she could not wear the pants for her job interview because she was a woman.
She was fired after an investigation by the Equality and Human Rights Commission found that she had discriminated against gay employees in violation of the Equality Act 2006.
Fogg, who has not been named by the paper, is seeking legal advice on the legal implications of the employment tribunal ruling.
The British Humanist Association has called on the Equality Commission to investigate the discrimination.