Connie Levitsky, 24, had only recently started working at Addition Elle's location at the West Edmonton Mall when she updated the employment section on her Facebook page. "Conquering the world, one well-dressed fat lady at a time," she wrote.
That's when she got a call saying her shifts were suspended until she edited her Facebook page. She complied and worked two more shifts, but when she came to work on Tuesday the district manager told her she was no longer employed with the company.
The reason? Having used the word "fat" in conjunction with the Addition Elle brand, said Levitsky told BuzzFeed Canada.
"I met the district manger for the first time and she proceeded to tell me I was no longer employed with the company," Levitsky told BuzzFeed Canada.
"I thought, I’m a fat woman, I shop at Addition Elle, I have friends who are fat and identify as fat. Why am I being told that I’m not allowed to use this word?" said Levitsky.