I never knew how badly my rights have been oppressed over the years until I read this story this morning. A man in BC has been awarded just shy of $2,000 after the gym he was a member of told him he couldn’t wear his boots while exercising because there was a no boot rule.
See, over the years I’ve worked jobs where I have had to toil in a certain type of footwear and quite frankly it has often been uncomfortable and one might say cumbersome. You see on some jobs I was forced to wear work boots when I would have been more comfortable in shoes. Other times my feet hurt because of the type of shoe I had to wear as part of my uniform.
If only I had known about the right to wear whatever you wanted. I mean if you can scam money out of a gym over this while claiming your rights were oppressed then surely I could’ve gotten money out of employers whose draconian rules forced me to wear specific footwear for the job.