Published December 04, 2015
STOCKHOLM -- Call it a tempest in a B-cup.
A Swedish branch of a Scandinavian lingerie chain has come under fire from some employees for having them wear tags displaying their bust circumference and bra cup size, The Local Sweden reports.
The question is whether they're displaying the information willingly and now the Commercial Employees' Union says it may sue the chain Change over the policy.
"We have dirty old men coming into the shop looking at my cup size. Why should everyone get to know that? Guys selling underwear don't have to show their size," one anonymous employee earlier told union paper Handelsnytt.
Susann Haglund, CEO of Change, told Handelsnytt in January the tags had been suggested by the employees themselves and were designed to help customers see what size might be right for what body type.
didn't see how it could be construed as demeaning, The Local said.
But a former employee claimed the tags were mandatory when she started work there and "you receive a document which states that 'name tag with size is always worn,' so to me that doesn't reflect that it was voluntary. It isn't great when you're out on town and people greet you with your name and cup size."