Walmart can have a dress code and even a uniform, but allowances should be made at certain times. Special occasions, such as Veterans day should be one of those times.
This is just so sad. Where has MY America gone?
The Freedom of Speech amendment should apply here. If WalMart had a specific dress code this might be different, but I think that since WalMart allows people to dress in whatever, as long as it’s clean and not obscene, then Freedom of EXPRESSION is in play here.
Walmart worker sent home for wearing Marines shirt on Veterans Day
Company claims management only wanted to talk
Updated: Friday, 12 Nov 2010, 11:44 AM CST
Published : Friday, 12 Nov 2010, 6:25 AM CST
- Reporter: Henry Rosoff, WITI-TV
MOUNT PLEASANT (WITI) – People all over the country are honoring the veterans with patriotic clothing. One Walmart employee says when she tried to honor her son, a Marine who served in Iraq, she was told what she was wearing wasn’t appropriate.
Charyl Effle’s son Sgt. Aaron Nelson was a Marine deployed in Iraq for more than a year. During that time Effle worked where she still does at Walmart in Mount Pleasant, Wis. The employee of 12 years says what happened this Veterans Day inside Walmart is no laughing matter.
“The Assistant Manager came up to me, and said ‘You are not in work apparel. You need to go home,’” said Effle.
Fighting back tears and clasping a picture, Effle said how she was sent home five hours into her shift for wearing a black Marine t-shirt under her blue uniform.
In a statement a Walmart spokesman says the Associate Manager simply approached Effle about a dress code violation.
Another Walmart employee outside the store wouldn’t go on camera, but backed up the spokesman’s version of events.
Effle sticks to her story that she was told to leave and says this isn’t about her it’s about her Marine. She says she probably will not feel comfortable enough to go back into work tomorrow. She says anyway you slice it, as a veteran employee of Walmart she wasn’t treated right.