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Union sues over bra size name tags

Jan. 17, 2012 at 2:15 PM   |   Comments

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A Swedish union has filed a discrimination suit against a store accused of forcing an employee to wear a name tag listing her bra size.

The Commercial Employees' Union said it is suing the company that owns the Change store in Gothenburg after the woman complained in November that she was forced to wear the bra size name tag, which the company insists is strictly voluntary, The Local reported Tuesday.

The lawsuit alleges a breach of discrimination laws and the union's collective wage agreement.

"Our union member has experienced something offensive and discomforting in the wearing of such badges. For her, bust size is deeply personal," union spokeswoman Jannika Fahlander said in a statement.

The suit is seeking $43,410 in compensation for the employee and $14,443 to the union for violating the collective bargaining agreement.

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