Plus-Sized Woman Quits Job After Getting Dress-Coded

Plus-sized women might be treated differently, even though they should not. This woman quit her job because of it.

A plus-sized woman named Abigayle Canterbury quit her job at a smokehouse because her superior asked her to dress appropriately because of her size. Plus-sized women might be treated differently, even though they should not. This woman quit her job because of it.

She posted a video on her TikTok explaining why she quit her job.

“I got dress-coded at this job that does not have a dress code. Make that make sense… You can’t,” she wrote.

“I am also the only plus-sized female they had working – I have never been into one of their locations and seen a bigger girl working. It’s always been very-very small, petite girls, and they have always worn whatever they wanted.” 

Abigayle said there was no dress code at the smokehouse.


She was excited to start the job that lasted only 3 weeks at the smokehouse because she was told there was no dress code.

“I was under the impression I could wear a crop top with some jeans, and that is not a big deal.”

After a week at the job, the manager texted her, saying she should cover up.

“The business owner talked to me yesterday about your clothes. He said please dress something nicer and cover the stomach. Thank you.” 

Abigayle complied with the superior’s request, but there was more.

She said she felt guilty and did not want to cause any inconvenience at work. However, the manager added something more…

“Just cover all your body that’s what he means,” the text read.

Abigayle agreed to dress up accordingly, but she was wrong.


She decided to comply and dress up accordingly, thinking the business wanted the staff to have a proper dress code.

She apologized and agreed to the request. However, she discovered that her colleagues were never asked to do the same.

“The very next day when I came in, my co-worker was wearing a very cute outfit – I loved it, and I even told her that she looked great in her dress, and asked her if she was ever asked by the boss or the manager to dress ‘appropriately’, or in a significant way.”

“No. Not really. I have been working here for a long and nobody ever asked me to dress up in this or that way, she told me.” 

“Next time I work with another female, the same scenario. She was wearing stuff that, according to them, was just inappropriate,” she added.

The next day her superior asked why she was discussing the issue with other colleagues. Abigayle says she was shocked about the inquiry.

“It was extremely blatant and discriminatory on their part. I just wanted that same treatment, I wanted to wear what I was comfortable in, just like everyone else, and they were insanely weird. So that’s when I decided that I was quitting, and I told my Manager I cannot continue working at a workstation with that mindset.”

The video went viral and got hundreds of comments.

“I’m glad you decided to quit for the simple fact of principle. What they did to you is not okay. You’re beautiful,” commented someone.

“That’s called discrimination…lawyer up girl,” wrote another.

“Yea as a woman that’s been thin and plus-size. I can tell the difference in how I was treated. They were so nice to me when I was thin,” added someone else.

What do you think of the situation? Are plus-sized women more prone to discrimination in the workplace? Tell us in the comments.


Written by Dadadel

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