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“It’s not part of your uniform” the employer said
“I am not taking it off” said the employee
“Then it’s a disciplinary matter” replied the employer
“Do it” said the employee who then reported it to the press.
Now the employer has changed their policy and employees are allowed to wear
remembrance poppies at work.
I bent the rules today - this is not fiction but it is 55 words, words that say a lot about the state of this country of mine! This actually happened in Lancashire.
The employer, Bodycare, actually threatened an employee with disciplinary action if she did not remove the poppy. You can read about it here.
The public and a local MP kicked up such a stink that the company has changed their policy but, I think, only because there were calls for the public to boycott their stores.
How disgusting is it that people are not allowed to support our fallen and injured service personnel?
I despair for this country of mine I really do!