Woman claims she was sent home for wearing a ‘reveal’ outfit to work: ‘Sounds jealous’
A woman has claimed she was sent home from work by HR because her office attire was too “revealing”. Now the internet has defended the employee by claiming the HR worker was “jealous” of her outfit.
Marie Dee, who is known on TikTok as @notmariedee, recently posted a video of the HR injury that allegedly resulted in her being sent home. In the TikTok video, which has more than 27 million views, Marie wears a black bodycon midi dress with short sleeves.
“Guys, it’s happened again. I’m being sent home for my outfit,” read the text overlay. “This time the HR girl approached me. I’ll ask her right away.”
As she films herself confronting the recruiter, the professional can be heard saying, “Sorry, you still can’t wear that. It’s way too enlightening and distracting.”
“It’s distracting?” Marie asked, to which the recruiter replied, “Very.”
Shocked that Marie’s simple black outfit was deemed too revealing, TikTok users took to the comments section to share their thoughts on the alleged dress code violation.
“You look beautiful!” one person wrote.
“This looks like regular corporate attire to me,” said another.
“I’m a HR manager and I think your outfit is professional and polished!” said a third user.
Several TikTokers also believed the HR rep was simply “jealous” of Marie’s outfit and sent her home in retaliation.
“Please. You look great, sounds jealous,” one person wrote.
“I think she’s jealous. You look beautiful and totally professional,” said another user.
After the incident, Marie posted a second video testing the theory that the recruiter was jealous. She also wore a different dress and presented it to the male HR manager in the office.
“Let’s test the jealousy theory,” she said in the follow-up video as she donned a neon green bodycon dress with a plunging neckline. “I’m going to wear something ridiculous and we’re going to try and get approval from the HR rep who’s here today, who’s a man.”
The male recruiter responded positively to Marie’s outfit and even encouraged her to go for a spin. While some TikTokers still defended Marie, others suggested the entire incident was staged due to the HR manager’s unprofessional response.
“He’s definitely not an HR person with an answer like that,” one person wrote.
“Ok I feel like this must definitely be a joke,” said another user. “The last one was crazy, but THAT. If not, then HR is the problem.”
“As an HR professional, I’m concerned about your HR team,” said another.
Much of Marie’s TikTok page is devoted to fun work-related content – some users even claimed that she works with her husband at her father’s company – leading many people to believe the alleged human resources violation was fake.
“I absolutely fell for it,” said one commenter. “LOL”.
The Independent asked Marie for a comment.