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Harrah's fires Bartender Who Refuses to Wear Makeup

By Chuckmonster on Wednesday, 22nd June 2005 10:46pm
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The firing of a woman from her bartending job at a casino for refusing to wear makeup was an affront to female employees, her lawyer told an appeals court Wednesday.

The company's grooming policy gives women employees "a demeaning message that their faces aren't good enough," said Jennifer Pizer, Darlene Jespersen's attorney.

Patrick Hicks, an attorney for Harrah's Entertainment, however, argued that the makeup policy is necessary to "create a professional image."

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to rehear the closely watched sex-discrimination case after a three-judge panel rejected Jespersen's lawsuit in December, ruling that Harrah's had a right to fire her since the company required male workers to be equally well-groomed.

The full court heard the case Wednesday. No decision was reached.

[ In related case, Harrah's fired a dealer who was bald because he refused to wear a toupee'. Ok... this is lie, but its the same difference. Harrah's sucks. - Ed ]



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