Another example of anti-Semitism hypersensitivity lawsuit disorder. The offense: the women’s gym didn’t like her shmata skirt which did not comply with their dress code. The judge had the good sense to reject the claim.
If you can’t follow the rules, don’t sign up for the service.
MANHATTAN (CN) — Finding no religious discrimination at “The Women’s Gym,” a federal judge rejected the claims of a devout Jewish woman whom Lucille Roberts barred from working out in a knee-length skirt.
Yosefa Jalal had slapped the popular women’s chain with a lawsuit in October 2015, saying gym workers harassed her and threatened to call the police because of faith-guided fitness wear.
A resident of Brooklyn, Jalal said she wore the same style skirt without incident throughout her four-year membership, before being chased out of one Kings Highway location and then bombarded at a kickboxing class in Flatbush.
“Some participants screamed at Ms. Jalal,” her lawsuit states. “Ms. Jalal was embarrassed, upset, and shocked.”
Jalal’s attorneys alleged disparate treatment, saying that the gym owed Jalal public accommodation regardless of her skirt or if she wore ash on her forehead, as some Catholics do on the first day of Lent.
Neither is actually mentioned in the “Rules and Regulations” for Lucille Roberts members, a cheeky guide that encourages members to “dress appropriately.”
“This may be a ladies gym but you should still look your best,” the rules state. “Studies show you workout longer, faster and harder when you have on a nice outfit. Studies also show you’re 75 percent more likely to run into your ex on a day when you wear embarrassing sweatpants and a stained T-shirt.”
In tossing Jalal’s suit Monday, U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa found that the “lighthearted dress code” is a contract issue that does not arise to the level of a federal civil rights violation.
Read more at courthousenews.com.