A hotel maid who spent £7000 on a uniform job has won the right to wear it for the rest of her life.
The High Court heard that the 27-year-old from Glasgow was working as a hotel housekeeper in 2015 when she was asked to buy a £742 uniform.
She refused to pay the full cost, but she was paid a lump sum instead.
In October 2016, she went to a dress shop and paid £722 for a dress she had made herself.
The judge heard the maid was asked if she had ever worn a uniform before, and she said: “No, never”.
The court heard that when she arrived home, the maid realised the dress was not the one she had bought.
She was told it would be replaced by a dress with the same size and colour, and asked for her address.
The court was told that she said she had forgotten to put the address on the dress and had lost her phone.
“When the wife refused, her husband was told she would have to pay for the dress herself. “
“In the course of the investigation, she was interviewed and found that the dress she bought was not hers and she had taken it to a nearby tailor who made the dress for herself.” “
The court also heard that another maid was in similar circumstances. “
In the course of the investigation, she was interviewed and found that the dress she bought was not hers and she had taken it to a nearby tailor who made the dress for herself.”
The court also heard that another maid was in similar circumstances.
She also refused to buy her own uniform and was told by the owner to make a replacement.
“The owner then told her to bring the dress in and put it in a box with her clothes in it,” her lawyer told Southwark Crown Court.
The housekeeper was fined £744 for refusing to pay a dress price.
However, her case was adjourned for further proceedings because she had not been paid in full.
A spokesman for the hotel said the maids uniforms cost between £7 and £10 a night, and that the company had no further comment.