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Atlantic City Hotel Accused of Discrimination Over Skimpy Uniforms

An Atlantic City, N.J., hotel has been accused of firing 16 employees over the way they looked in the casino's skimpy new uniforms.

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- An Atlantic City, N.J., hotel has been accused of firing 16 employees over the way they looked in the casino's skimpy new uniforms.

The women -- who are in their 40s, 50s and 60s and are long-time employees of Resorts Casino Hotel -- were told to go into a room and try on the new flapper-style uniforms so they could be photographed, Fox's My 9 News reports.

Nancy Schromsky, one of the fired waitresses said that the uniforms were strewn on the floor and were all sizes two and four. A modeling agency representing the casino later told the 16 they were fired, the report said.

Union officials said the hotel was attempting to remove middle-aged waitresses in an effort to attract a younger clientele. The hotel insisted it was acting in a "fair and objective" fashion.

"I can't think of anything I've dealt with that was more disgusting and dehumanizing than what they've done to these women," said Robert McDevitt of the UNITE-HERE union.

The union is preparing to file an age-discrimination complaint with the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights.

The hotel defended its decision to fire the waitresses.

"All cocktail servers were given individual consideration and the selection process was conducted in a fair and objective manner," Resorts Casino Hotel's written statement said, Fox's My 9 News reports.

"We empathize with the cocktail servers who lost their jobs and gave them hiring preference in other open positions at Resorts."

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