Skip to comments.Abercrombie & Fitch face legal action for only employing 'good looking' staff (France)
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 & Fitchs 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.
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Guess the muzzies are mad they didn’t get jobs there lol...
says that ugly, fat people should be allowed a job too.”
...did the UFP Association complain?
I’ve got some shopping to do...
I suspect they’re the ones behind the action.
Damn, I just got back from Paris, and didn’t stop by.
Never mind. The “topless” salespeople are guys.
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?
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.
Talk about a buzzkill.
feminism was established to provide ugly women easier access to the mainstream of society.
What’s the legal definition of ‘ugly’ and ‘good looking’? There isn’t any, so the law has to keep its hands off.
To paraphrase Justice Potter Stewart, "I can't define ugly, but I know it when I see it."
Sigh. This is how they ruined stewardesses too.
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.
I never went to bed with an ugly woman, but I sure woke up with a few...
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."
Disney discovered this when they tried to make their employees at EuroDisney shave and take a shower.
Violation of Human Rights in l’Republique Francaise.
Good views of the old A&F in the 1964 movie Man's Favorite Sport?
And Paula Prentiss is smoking hot too.
I remember hot Braniff and Continental stewardesses.
None topless though. Remember ‘Fly me’?
“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.” -——————————
What a laugh. So “sophisticated” and the morons don’t know the difference between “fourth” and “forth.” Too damn cheap to hire a proof reader for their crap.
And sex, too?
They should be criticized for giving away catalogs that should be labeled “Adult”
A few years ago our “human resources” person, a very short, obese, black women called a meeting and said we need to hire fewer very young, very attractive female associates. We also need to hire more blacks. (there are only about 6 blacks in the County) and most of them are retired.
Cumberland County, TN...i am too old & stupid to post the chart from the last census.
I guess we could bus them in ??????????
They also had problems with putting sexually mature phrases on their little girl panties.
“I never went to bed with an ugly woman, but I sure woke up with a few...”
So you “went home at 2 with a 10, and woke up at 10 with a 2?”
The “fairness doctrine” people have gone over the edge.
This is why A and F should just go away. This was from their CEO
“We go after the cool kids,” he was quoted as saying, in reference to his company’s target demographic. “A lot of people don’t belong, and they can’t belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely.”
It may be cool and make people feel better about themselves to pick on “fat” and/or “ugly” people, but it’s still discrimination and wrong.
I bought some shirts there once... very well made, quality cloth, traditional fit.
I wore them for nearly 10 years, and they still looked very good.
Now, it's all about extremely overpriced crap clothing sold to teenagers, who flock to buy it so long as it has the moose logo on it. A&F is the moose, right?
Yup. The bull moose logo is theirs. I had to laugh when A&F introduced its “pre-worn” line of “outdoor” clothing. Kids paying $25 for a pre-faded and tattered baseball cap for that true outdoors adventurer look. They couldn’t tell the difference between a wet or dry fly, but they had “the look.”
no pics ???
“Many are so stunning that they often parade topless, inside the store or on the pavement outside.”
I demand equal representation of stunningly beautiful topless female sales assistants!
When we walk by and A&F store in the mall I tell my 7 year old son that A&F is for girls and homo’s.
This is what happens when Gertrude Clydesdale is turned away.
Well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but ugly is pretty generally agreed upon.
From the pictures I’d say they’re discriminating against heterosexual men.
You're not kidding. That's the target audience for most of the displays you see in A&F in the malls. Immense pictures like this:
They're trying to copy the Democrat prototype "government employee".
The pharmaceutical sales reps I've seen have generally been very good looking.
I would imagine that spectacularly attractive women could make a good career as DC lobbyists, "selling" legislation.
“Man’s Favorite Sport”? I remember that Ann-Margret sang a song with that title. Was it the theme song for this movie? Almost had to have been.
They are not marketing their products to men. It is aimed at teenage girls and homosexuals, not even women.
My wife knows not to bring home anything for myself or my kids with an A&F label on it. That applies to Hollister too.
Even American Eagle Outfitters is slowly drifting to the A&F mode.
Could be, it’s been a while since I’ve seen the movie. I know the theme was written by Henry Mancini.