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Abercrombie & Fitch face legal action for only employing 'good looking' staff (France)
Daily Mail ^ | July 25, 2013 | Peter Allen

Posted on 07/25/2013 10:24:15 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi

American fashion giant Abercrombie & Fitch is under investigation for only employing good looking sales staff at its flagship store in Paris.

Some of the best looking sales assistants in the French capital end up on staff at the shop, which is on the Champs Elysee. Many are so stunning that they often parade topless, inside the store or on the pavement outside.

But now the ‘Defender of Rights’ – an independent watchdog which aims to protect ordinary people from discrimination – says that ugly, fat people should be allowed a job too.

‘Defender of Rights’ has now launched an independent probe which, if their case is proved, could see legal action taken against Abercrombie and Fitch.

Spokesman Dominique Baudis said that solely employing handsome people not only discriminates against the aesthetically-challenged, but sent out the wrong message to those buying Abercrombie & Fitch’s products.

‘While essential and decisive professional requirements can justify taking physical appearance into account when recruiting models, it is different for sales positions,’ said Mr Baudis.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 07/25/2013 10:24:15 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Guess the muzzies are mad they didn’t get jobs there lol...


2 posted on 07/25/2013 10:25:58 AM PDT by Deathtomarxists (hillary's cankles smiled at me)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Didn't A&F have a similar problem in the USA a few years ago, when it was claimed their catalog did not feature enough minorities?

As for this current issue, how could government possibly prohibit "looks discrimination"? Are they going to require that Victoria's Secret hire fat women and men to model their clothes?
3 posted on 07/25/2013 10:28:51 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

says that ugly, fat people should be allowed a job too.”

...did the UFP Association complain?


4 posted on 07/25/2013 10:28:53 AM PDT by albie (re)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I’ve got some shopping to do...


5 posted on 07/25/2013 10:28:55 AM PDT by henkster (The 0bama regime isn't a train wreck, it's a B 17 raid on the rail yard.)
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To: Deathtomarxists

I suspect they’re the ones behind the action.


6 posted on 07/25/2013 10:29:05 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: henkster

Damn, I just got back from Paris, and didn’t stop by.


7 posted on 07/25/2013 10:29:31 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

TTIWWP


8 posted on 07/25/2013 10:30:14 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Never mind. The “topless” salespeople are guys.


9 posted on 07/25/2013 10:32:38 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Steve_Seattle

As for this current issue, how could government possibly prohibit “looks discrimination”? Are they going to require that Victoria’s Secret hire fat women and men to model their clothes?

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Good points. And what about Hooters? Will the be forced to hire fat ugly chicks?

As an aside - I do remember a story about a Hooters waitress that had some serious surgery. She lost her hair and and her looks and stuff like that. Hooters wouldn’t hire her back.

She sued. She lost.


10 posted on 07/25/2013 10:33:05 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: PapaBear3625

Talk about a buzzkill.


11 posted on 07/25/2013 10:34:19 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

feminism was established to provide ugly women easier access to the mainstream of society.


12 posted on 07/25/2013 10:35:54 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

What’s the legal definition of ‘ugly’ and ‘good looking’? There isn’t any, so the law has to keep its hands off.


13 posted on 07/25/2013 10:45:18 AM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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What’s the legal definition of ‘ugly’ and ‘good looking’?

To paraphrase Justice Potter Stewart, "I can't define ugly, but I know it when I see it."

14 posted on 07/25/2013 10:47:47 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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"What’s the legal definition of ‘ugly’ and ‘good looking’? There isn’t any, so the law has to keep its hands off."

Good point.
15 posted on 07/25/2013 10:48:20 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Sigh. This is how they ruined stewardesses too.


16 posted on 07/25/2013 10:48:21 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
LOL! I remember A&F from the days when it was a true upscale outdoors clothing and hunting equipment supplier. Very upscale. It even offered complete safari hunting packages to include guns, ammo, guides, and formal dining tent with linen table cloth and silver service. Its gun library was absolutely eye-poping. The only “gun store” I had ever seen where the all customers wore suits and ties. Wandered into one a few years back (it had been a while). Surprise! Definitely not your daddy's A&F.
17 posted on 07/25/2013 10:48:35 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
I work for a company with many retail outlets, as well as a large call center staff. (and I'm in a small outpost of engineering, so I don't count).

Anyway, we occasionally have company outings and such. It is amazing the difference in look between the sales people and call center people. The sales folks are almost all twenty-something reasonably to very attractive people. The call center folks are generally homely or fat to approaching morbidly obese. The sales folks dress to the nines, and wear their clothes well. The call center folks frankly look like slobs.

Not sure if my company hires for looks, but it sure seems that you are good looking, you can get a job in sales. If you are not, you get shunted to the call center.

18 posted on 07/25/2013 10:50:37 AM PDT by Pappy Smear
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I never went to bed with an ugly woman, but I sure woke up with a few...


19 posted on 07/25/2013 10:52:39 AM PDT by henkster (The 0bama regime isn't a train wreck, it's a B 17 raid on the rail yard.)
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To: PapaBear3625
As part of a lawsuit, the "Rule Book" for Abercrombie's CEO's private jet were released, among them:
The four models or actors who work as cabin attendants must never respond to Matthew (the CEO) or Michael (his Partner, and I don't mean as in business) , as the manual refers to Jeffries and Smith, by saying anything but a friendly "no problem." Phrases like "sure" or "just a minute" are not permitted.

Crew members are provided with a specific uniform by Abercrombie & Fitch: jeans, boxer briefs, polo shirts and flip flops. When it is 50 degrees or colder outside, all crew members are required to wear winter coats. The jacket should be zipped up to the "forth button from the bottom," the manual specifies. "The lowest button should be left undone," it says.

Hats, meanwhile, are against the rules unless the temperature is below 40 degrees. When they are worn, brims must be two-inches thick and pulled down "approximately in the middle of the forehead."

Male staff (yes, only males) should "spritz" their uniforms with Abercrombie & Fitch #41 cologne "throughout the duration of the shift."


20 posted on 07/25/2013 10:56:33 AM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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