Gender Discrimination Law

Geno’s Restaurant has a dress policy that requires female servers to wear a uniform provided by the restaurant, but male servers are simply told to wear black shirts and blank slacks. The uniforms that are provided to female servers consist of very short skirts and very low-cut blouses. This dress code has been in place for ten years and is very strictly enforced by Geno’s Restaurant. Geno’s Restaurant justifies this policy on the basis that the female server’s uniforms draw customers. Matilda, who has just been hired as a server at Geno’s Restaurant, objects to wearing the uniform and contends that the policy requiring her to wear the uniform is a form of sex discrimination. Is Matilda right? Why, or why not?

 

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