Employer can suspend workers for weight gain, judge rules

07/28/2013 | Time.com

A judge in New Jersey recently ruled in favor of the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in a discrimination lawsuit brought by 22 cocktail waitresses who claimed they were forced to participate in weigh-ins and could be suspended for gaining too much weight. The judge ruled the women knew what they were signing up for in the application process and noted they had signed an agreement not to gain weight. Lawyer Richard Bernstein says the decision "gives employers a tremendous power over people in the workplace."

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