14 employees lose jobs over orange shirts – UPI.com

Deerfield Beach pier, 2007

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., March 17 UPI — Fourteen employees of a Deerfield Beach, Fla., law firm say they found themselves out of jobs after management mistook their orange shirts for a protest.

The employees told the South Florida Sun Sentinel they all wore orange on payday Fridays so they would look like a group when they went out for happy hour later. After a few months of this ritual, management called all of them into a conference room Friday.

An executive at the law firm told the employees he understood the orange shirts to constitute a protest and anyone participating in this protest would be fired. The executive told anyone wearing orange for an innocent reason to speak up, and one person stood up to explain the happy hour ritual. The management left the room to discuss the matter.

All 14 employees were still fired.

via 14 employees lose jobs over orange shirts – UPI.com.

Strange Random Firing Quote:

“Well sometimes you just don’t like somebody.” – Henry Ford II (1919–1987), US automobile manufacturer and CEO of Ford Motor Company.
Referring to his reasons for firing Lee Iacocca, then president of Ford, in 1978.

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