A New Jersey judge has ruled that Atlantic City's Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa may legally determine how much weight its cocktail servers, the so-called Borgata Babes, can gain without being fired. The Press of Atlantic City reports the policy currently stands at 7% weight gain from the time you're hired. 22 servers had filled the suit claiming the Borgata "created a culture of humiliation and harassment," but Superior Court Judge Nelson Johnson determined that since the women were aware of the weight gain policy when they were hired, and later signed documents to that effect, it wasn't sexual discrimination.
The accusations are, however, pretty horrifying: The servers say they were told to take laxatives before weigh-ins, publicly mocked for adding pounds, and given short, week-long time limits for losing weight. Below, local news NBC10 asks Atlantic City residents what they think of the ruling: "Skinny girls are not in style no more, they like the big thick chicks." The people have spoken.
Video: 'Borgata Babes' Lose Battle Over Weight Limit for Servers
· 'Borgata Babes' lose suit over weight bias [Press of Atlantic City]
· 'Borgata Babes' Lose Battle Over Weight Limit for Servers [NBC10]
· All Lawsuit Coverage on Eater [-E-]