The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa won a round in its long-running battle against cocktail waitresses contesting its strict personal appearance standards, which at one point included a rule that its so-called “babes” could not gain more than 7 percent of their original body weight without consequences. I wrote about this case in On Your Case to examine one of the last frontiers of discrimination — weight.
The Press of Atlantic City reports that a New Jersey appeals court upheld the casino’s right to maintain its appearance standards for the waitresses, but granted 11 of them permission to fight the way the rules were administered. (Those women allege the rules were enforced differently for men and women.)
It’s heartening to see cocktail waitresses and cheerleaders assert their rights in court for full legal protection in jobs that might have permitted unfair practices in the past.