Tell Casino to Stop Controlling Waitresses’ Weight and Objectifying Them

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Target: New Jersey District Attorney Jerome B. Simandle

Goal: Ensure casino is held responsible for forcing waitresses to endure sexist, hostile work environment.

Borgata, a popular New Jersey casino, recently drew public scrutiny from yet another lawsuit that claims waitresses–who they call “Borgata Babes”–were exposed to a hostile environment because the casino regulates their weight,  fat-shames them, and has a policy that allows the casino to fire employees if they gain weight.

They claim their “regulation” of the waitresses’ weight is just their personal appearance standards, but their requirements go beyond understandable reason and fit the description of sexism. The casino’s vice president stated that their policies are fair and non-discriminatory to women.

A lawsuit was filed and part of it stated that 11 female employees were subjected to a hostile environment. Unfortunately, the casino’s disgusting control of the employees’ weight was ruled lawful, but the case of whether or not 11 waitresses were subjected to a hostile environment will later be reviewed by a lower court.

Please urge the district attorney to make sure that the casino is punished for its disgusting sexism and misogynistic tendencies that only damage and discriminate against female employees.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear New Jersey District Attorney Jerome B. Simandle,

Part of a lawsuit against the Borgata casino claims that the female employees–called “Borgata Babes”–were exposed to hostile environments. The casino admits to regulating the waitresses’ weight and their policy allows them to fire employees for gaining weight. They’re also forced to wear lingerie like corsets, which are widely recognized for their negative health consequences. The sexism and discrimination have a negative impact on the overall well-being of an employee being forced to uphold these unreasonable and disgusting standards.

Unfortunately, a court ruled that the policies were legal, but there’s still a chance to stand up for these waitresses who are subjected to unreasonable, sexually objectifying conditions. Part of the lawsuit will be returned to a lower court to determine whether or not the employees were subjected to hostile environments in the workplace. We urge you to take a stand against this form of abuse and ensure the casino is held responsible.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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