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Waitresses sue Golden Nugget casino in Atlantic City

Golden Nugget hotel and casino in Atlantic City (promotional photo courtesy Golden Nugget) Golden Nugget hotel and casino in Atlantic City (promotional photo courtesy Golden Nugget)
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -

Another Atlantic City casino has been hit with a bias lawsuit by cocktail waitresses.

In a case just moved to federal court, seven servers at the Golden Nugget claim they were discriminated against. They claim they were denied the chance to work lucrative shifts in so-called "party pits" because of their appearance. They say the jobs went instead to new female hires between the ages of 19 and 26 with dress sizes of 0 to four.

They say the pits are staffed by servers wearing "little more than a see-through negligee." Golden Nugget's owners tell The Star-Ledger of Newark the lawsuit is "meritless."

Last year seven waitresses claimed they were fired by Resorts Casino Hotel because they weren't sexy enough. In 2008 two former servers settled a sex discrimination suit against the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

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