Lawsuit: New Costumes Lead To Firing Of 15 Casino Servers

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A lawsuit said the skimpy new outfits that cocktail waitresses at one Atlantic City casino must wear have cost 15 of them their jobs, because middle-aged and older servers didn’t look sexy enough in them.

Resorts Casino Hotel was being sued by seven of the fired waitresses. Several others were considering legal action.

Their union said the women were made to strip in front of female co-workers, told to squeeze into uniforms too small for them, and then photographed. A modeling agency was recruited to recommend who should go.

The new flapper costumes are part of Resorts’ effort to rebrand itself in a roaring ’20s theme after the popularity of “Boardwalk Empire.”

The casino said each worker was treated fairly and says the costumes are key to its business operations.

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  • railien

    I saw this story on the WPIX-TV news last night. The costumes left something to be desired, for sure. The women looked good, not the young hotties the casino wanted to replace them with but these older women have rent/mortgages to pay. The fact that they were being tossed out because of age is not right. The casino should’ve found other jobs for them at the very least!!! The costumes should not have been the acid test. I enjoy being served by an experienced employee than someone learning the ropes.

  • Cro

    Here, here. This post is worthless without pics.

  • What, no size 18's?

    This sounds hilarious. Okay, where’s the pix?

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