Woman says UPS told her to change bra or lose job

A Georgia woman says she was told to either change her bra, or lose her job at Atlanta-based United Parcel Service.

For eight months, Vashawn Dennis has sorted mail with Staffmark, a contract company with UPS – and for eight months she has set off metal detectors at UPS (NYSE: UPS).

Dennis says it’s the favored underwire bras she wears and that she doesn’t want to change styles.

“I was told by my supervisor after I went through the metal detector that I couldn’t wear my underwire bras to work,” she said. “I told her that’s the only kind of bra I could wear because of the support. I need that support.”

“It was either ‘change your bra, or you don’t have a job’,” Dennis said.

Susan Rosenberg, a spokeswoman with UPS, told WXIA-TV Dennis has not been terminated and, to her knowledge, she does not have a history of setting off the metal detectors.

Atlanta Business Chronicle by Carla Caldwell