On most days, June Rivas shows up to work wearing a pretty typical hairstyle: a ponytail. But unlike most workplaces, she was suddenly told her hair was "unprofessional."
So she wore a headscarf instead.
Woman gets back at boss who wouldn't let her wear a headscarf by showing up to work in cosplay. pic.twitter.com/MiqwYzCZIA— Funny Ecards (@iLolEcards) July 25, 2016
Then, she tried wearing her hair in pigtails and yup, you guessed it. Her boss told her it was still "unprofessional."
So, how did Rivas respond? By filing a lawsuit, of course. And dressing up in cosplay costumes. Every. Single. Day.
"I filed a harassment complaint against her as our contract states 'No dress code. Just be clean and pressed,'" Rivas wrote alongside a now-deleted Facebook post of herself wearing a cream suit, printed blouse and headscarf. "To counter, she issued a brand new memo. We now have a dress code."
The items not allowed to be worn as part of the new dress code? "No straps, hats, sandals, cleavage, back out, lace and even (and I quote) 'cultural head wraps.'" Rivas noted in her post.
So, Rivas continued going to work each day following the guidelines set by the new dress code ... just not quite the way her boss expected her to: in cosplay.
Yup, technically, her cosplay costumes met all the requirements. And for that we say, YAS GIRL!
From costumes inspired by "Harry Potter" to "Star Trek," and "Fantastic Four" to "Star Wars," Rivas is having a whole lot of fun without backing down.
In the post, which was reportedly shared over 18,000 times before being deleted, Rivas noted she did report her boss to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("Uhh... yeah. Lawsuit much.") Although we are yet to know the outcome of the complaint, we have to say this is one cheeky way of sticking it to the man.
Queen status achieved, June. Bravo!
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