Wearing Orange Shirts Reportedly Gets 14 Law Firm Employees Fired

Claire Gordon
Wearing an Orange shirt can get you fired
Wearing an Orange shirt can get you fired

On payday Fridays for the last few months, employees at a Florida law firm would don matching orange shirts and go out for a happy hour. The orange shirts were worn, they say, to make the group feel more like a group, but that's not how the company's executives saw them. They thought the bright threads were a sign of protest against the new management, and fired the group's members.

Lou Erik Ambert, a paralegal at Elizabeth R. Wellborn law firm in Deerfield Beach tried to explain to the higher-ups that the orange shirts were a harmless happy-hour tradition. (One of the fired employees, Janice Doble, is pictured at left wearing the shirt.) But bosses wouldn't budge, and the 14 employees were left without jobs, or severance.