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Waitress Claims Restaurant's Required Footwear Made Her Feet Bloody

A woman took to Facebook on behalf of her friend, a waitress, over what she sees as 'archaic requirements' and 'disgusting policy.' The woman's rant has gone viral as she defends her friend, but the restaurant tells another story.

Nicola Gavins claims that her friend who works at a Joeys Restaurant is being forced to wear shoes that literally make her bleed. Gavins’ post reads: "their policy is still that female staff wear heels unless medically restricted. my friends feet were bleeding to the point she lost a toe nail and she was still discouraged and berated by the shift manager for changing into flats (specifically told that heels would be required on her next shift the following day)."

Gavins posted a photo of her friend's feet that shows blood-stained peds, and black heels with blood staining the lining.

A number of commenters online criticized the company for its policy, and even urged the unnamed waitress to seek employment elsewhere.

"As you can understand, we were troubled to see this image circulating. After speaking with the partner our next step was to investigate the situation in all of our restaurants, with all of our management teams. We are ensuring everyone is clear about the updated shoe guidelines," said a spokesperson for the restaurant to the Daily Mail.

According to the representative, "Our current shoe guidelines require both male and female partners to wear a black dress shoe that is non-slip with a thick sole for safety reasons. Under this guide, they choose what is comfortable for them. There is no minimum height when it comes to our shoe policy. Shoes range from black dress flats, wedges and heels. For those employees who choose to wear heels, we require the heel height to be no higher than 2.5."

Either that manager is unfamiliar with the policy, or the waitress is just fishing for bigger tips.

Photo: Buzzfeed, KTLA

Employee's feet bleed from required footwear.

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