June 21, 2017 6:25 pm
Updated: June 22, 2017 1:25 pm

British man sent home for wearing shorts to office in heat wave returns in a bright, pink dress

Watch: Internet reacts to man wearing dress during heat wave to protest workplace clothing code.


A British man was sent home from work Monday after he wore shorts to the office in the midst of a heat wave.

Joey Barge wondered on Twitter why women were allowed to don skirts at work whilst men were denied a similar comfort. He posted a picture of himself in shorts as he was heading into the office.

Less than an hour later, he was sent home to change into more appropriate work attire.

Rather than simply go home and throw on a pair of pants to appease his bosses, the 20-year-old donned a bright pink dress and returned to the call centre where he worked.

He took another pic for comparison purposes.

He also provided proof of how hot it was expected to get that day in his neck of the woods.

As he documented his story on Twitter, he received hundreds of likes and retweets.

While Barge expected to get sent home again, the company he worked issued a memo announcing a change of policy.

Barge’s bosses asked him to go home and change his clothing after announcing the policy change. He took a pass.

“I got sent home and told to change into appropriate clothing but it said females could wear dresses so hey ho!” Barge told the Daily Mail.

‘They said it was a bit too colourful and asked if I wanted to go home and change because they were letting us wear shorts because of my “protest” — but I said I was happy to stay.’

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