Personally, I’ve never been a fan of dress codes but I understand why companies have them. That said, dress codes can be arbitrary and confusing in what they will and will not allow.
In the case of cosplayer June J Rivas, her boss took issue with the way she chose to wear her hair. Ponytail? Unprofessional. Pigtails? Unprofessional. Scarf? You got it. Unprofessional.
The issue, however, was that the company had no dress code beyond “Just be clean and pressed.”, which Rivas pointed out when she filed a complaint. Her boss’ reaction was to, you guessed it, issue a memo with a new dress code that included, “no straps, hats, sandals, cleavage, back out, lace, and even (and I quote) cultural head wraps”.
Rivas has filed a complaint with the EEOC and she’s found a way to cleverly adhere to the dress code while her case is pending: cosplay.
Each day, she wears a new cosplay that likely drives her boss nuts but isn’t technically actionable. I think I’m in love with this woman. Check out more pics below.
UPDATE: The images and posts have been removed from June J Riva’s Facebook page. More info on that once it becomes available.
(via Hello Giggles)