Borgata Casino Allowed to Regulate Cocktail Waitresses Weight
Last week a state appeals court ruled that the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City can regulate the weight of its cocktail waitresses.
The casino said that its policy was disclosed and agreed to by all female and male wait staff when they were hired as “Borgata Babes”. The staff are an integral part of the casino’s marketing with the servers wearing tight-fitting corsets, high heels and stockings. The casino also produces a Borgata Babes calendar each year.
The casino says that it has fired two Borgata Babes over the years for violating the policy which prohibits servers from gaining or losing more than 7% of their body weight. While the casino won the case it has was also decided that part of the lawsuit should be returned to a lower court to decide if some of the women were subjected to a hostile work environment over the standards enforcement.