British Man Wears Dress to Work to Protest Dress Code

posted by Mike Salois -

A man in England began following his workplace's female dress code after he was sent home for wearing shorts.

Joey Barge attempted to wear shorts and a black dress shirt to his job at a call center during a heatwave in the area.

"If women can wear skirts/dresses at work can I wear smart shorts like so?" Barge asked Monday on Twitter.

Shortly afterward he posted an update stating he had been sent home from work for violating the company's dress code.

He decided to return to the office wearing a black dress with pink and orange stripes, stating he expected to be sent home once again.

Barge received an unexpected reaction when he returned to work and was pulled into an office to be informed male employees would be permitted to wear shorts due to his statement.

"Partial win?" Barge wrote alongside a photo of an office memo announcing the dress code change.

Barge said he was given the opportunity to go home and change out of the dress, but decided to keep the outfit for the rest of the day.

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