Judge agrees that waitresses must stay sexy or lose their jobsBy Mason White 5:14 PM January 28, 2016
By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) You may never have to be served by an overweight waitress again.
Employers can legally weigh their waitresses and fire those who gain weight.
The supreme court in New Jersey, ruled that the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, has the right to fire employees who gain weight.
The waitresses, who are known as Borgata Babes, will be fired if the gain more than 7 percent of their body weight.
However, Attorneys Kevin Costello and Deborah Mains believe that female waitresses are discriminated against as they are ordered to weigh more than the male waiters. They say that the male waiters sometimes are not weighed at all.
“The effect of the judgment is that the casino industry in New Jersey, can discriminate and tell their waitresses that they must have an hourglass shape, which is what they consider to be a sexy look. We say it is unlawful discrimination based on gender stereotypes,” said Costello.
“These rulings are a significant victory for us, and affirm our longstanding belief that our policy is fair,” Jo Corbo, vice president of the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, said.