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Too Big to Cocktail? Judge Upholds Weight Discrimination in the Workplace


Source: Time

The “babes” argued that the casino viewed them as nothing but sex objects and were forced to endure frequent weigh-ins and were even suspended when they gained excessive weight, which could not be 7 percent more than their initial weight when they were hired. The court essentially told the cocktail waitresses that they knew what they were getting into by citing the application process for future “babes,” which stated that the positions were “part fashion model, part beverage server, part charming host and hostess. All impossibly lovely.”

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This entry was posted on July 26, 2013 by in Careers + Work, Diversity + Difference, Ethics, Gender, Identity and tagged , , , , .

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