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."