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Lawsuit: New Costumes Lead To Firing Of 15 Casino Servers

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Generic Casino File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

Generic Casino File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

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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