Man sent home from work for wearing shorts in over 30°C heat comes back in a dress


We all know how difficult it is to stick to office dress codes in the middle of a blistering heat wave.

And so when call centre worker Joey Barge was sent home from work after turning up in shorts, he had the perfect response – returning later that day wearing a vibrant pink dress.

The 20-year-old from Buckinghamshire posted his choice of workwear on Twitter, as a protest of his company’s “sexist” dress code.

He wrote:

I got sent home and told to change into appropriate clothing but it said females could wear dresses so hey ho!

His Twitter users rallied behind him, with one user writing: “That's pathetic! If woman can wear skirts/dresses then men should be able to wear shorts.”

Fortunately, Joey’s company appears to have amended its dress code in light of his protest, and now allows men to wear three quarter length shorts – but only if they’re black, beige or navy.

We do think Joey rocked the dress though.

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