Last week, we ran a story about a group of law firm employees who were fired for a seemingly innocuous reason: They wore orange shirts. But some new details have emerged about the workers who were given pink slips for wearing orange.
In our original post, we talked about 14 workers, adorned in orange shirts, who were called into an office by an exec, asked whether they were part of a protest and eventually fired.
Based on the initial reports, the employees were shocked at the notion they were protesting anything — and insisted the shirts were only meant to help identify them as a group at happy hour.
Well, at least six of the terminated workers were indeed wearing the shirts as a form of protest, and they’ve since enlisted the services of lawyer.
According to their attorney, the law firm has rules prohibiting coffee breaks or talking to co-workers in their cubicles — and the employees were protesting those rules.
If you’re wondering why the employees chose orange, it’s simple: The rules made the workers feel like they were in prison, so they decided to wear prison-jumpsuit orange in protest, the workers’ attorney said.