CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A woman says she was told to wait outside (away from customers) while her car was inspected because her crop top and shorts were too inappropriate.
The woman, Tia Wood, took to the app TikTok on Wednesday to say she didn’t know getting your car inspected had a dress code.
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After going viral and having her story shared with over 1 million people, Wood called the company to ask if in fact there was a dress code or anything she was not allowed to wear when getting her car inspected.
The employee seemed confused at this question and told Wood “no ma’am we don’t have a certain dress code, but we do require a face covering.”
Wood explained she had a mask, but was wearing a shirt that was a little short and jean shorts to go with when she was kicked out of the inspection station.
Wood said although she was not refused service, she had to walk around the back of the building and wait for her car to be done which seemed “disrespectful” to her.
The employee apologized to Wood for her experience with their company and said she had never heard of an instance like this.
She said “I apologise for that because that is not how we do things. We don’t have a certain dress code. Everyone’s an adult. As long as you’re not there naked. That’s not something that we discriminate against so I’m sorry for your experience. I will get this to the right people and this will be addressed.”
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Wood thanked the employee for her help before ending the phone call.