Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Jersey Shore Fact of the day 43: Resorts is Being Sued

I mentioned this flap a while back, but things just got real: Nine former cocktail servers have filed a discrimination lawsuit against Resorts, claiming they were fired because they didn't have the right look for the new skimpy costumes Resorts required them to wear. And their lawyer? Gloria Allred. You might know her as the attorney who represented Rachel Uchitel, Tiger Woods' alleged mistress.

Allred is the attorney equation of bringing in the big guns. Yesterday, they held a press conference on the boardwalk up against Resorts billboards showing off the new costume. Criticize Allred if you want, but she can get the job done, and the showmanship of yesterday's press conference shows that (click on the link to the Press of AC story for photos).

It'll be interesting to see how this plays out. You have to wonder what Resorts was thinking in the way they handled this, especially since the Borgata case of 2005, where cocktail waitresses were allegedly fired for gaining weight, was settled out of court WITHOUT a heavy hitter like Allred involved.

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