A woman says she lost her job because she is ‘too good looking’.
Emma Hulse, 24, was employed as a freelance runner for a TV production firm in London.
But she claims she was sent home shortly after arriving for a shift at UNIT TV in Soho, and told she ‘should be on a catwalk’ by her manager.
She says he asked her ‘Are you a model’ and ‘Why are you not at the front of house?’
‘I was quite disappointed to be sent home. I didn’t really know what to do,’ she told the Mirror.
‘Maybe that company employs plain looking people and maybe if you don’t look that way they don’t take you, maybe I was a distraction.’
‘I was wearing a shirt and trousers. I really didn’t think I looked inappropriate.’
She also claimed that her manager asked for her phone number and suggested they go for a drink outside of work.
Emma has posted hundreds of selfies on Instagram, where her bio reads: ‘I have a high I.Q. To me, most people are extremely simple-minded, dull, and hopelessly caught in the trappings of everyday, boring life.
‘Life is a b.’
Adam Luckwell, who owns the company, told Metro: ‘Unit takes any accusation of discrimination on any ground very seriously, it is in direct contravention of the company’s policies and against the underlying ethos of the company.
‘The individual that made the alleged remarks was dismissed several weeks ago after a probationary period and was with the company for less than three months.
‘I was not aware that the situation had occurred with Emma Hulse, so cannot comment on that specific case.
‘If Ms Hulse has experienced any distress from dealing with a member of the company’s staff we would like to sincerely apologise.’