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Teenage waitress wins tribunal case after being asked to dress up “for the punters”

Teenage waitress wins tribunal case after being asked to dress up “for the punters”

 

A teenage waitress from Ayrshire, has won her discrimination claim after being asked to wear a skirt and make-up to look glamourous “for the punters”.
Erin Sandilands, 18, was working for Cecchini’s bistro in Ayrshire on a zero hours contract when she was pulled aside and asked by her manager to dress so she looked “easy on the eye”. After refusing and complaining about her treatment, Ms Sandilands was told that her services were no longer needed at the restaurant.
The tribunal upheld her claims and found she had been exposed to a “degrading and humiliating” working environment. Ms Sandilands was awarded £3,500 for injury to feelings and lost wages.

A teenage waitress from Ayrshire, has won her discrimination claim after being asked to wear a skirt and make-up to look glamourous “for the punters”.

Erin Sandilands, 18, was working for Cecchini’s bistro in Ayrshire on a zero hours contract when she was pulled aside and asked by her manager to dress so she looked “easy on the eye”. After refusing and complaining about her treatment, Ms Sandilands was told that her services were no longer needed at the restaurant.

The tribunal upheld her claims and found she had been exposed to a “degrading and humiliating” working environment. Ms Sandilands was awarded £3,500 for injury to feelings and lost wages.