Bar Bosses Forced Us to Get Weighed, Made Jokes: Waitress Lawsuit

Kristen McRedmond and Alexandria Lipton filed a $15 million harassment lawsuit against the Sutton Place Restaurant

Friday, May 25, 2012  |  Updated 10:29 AM EDT
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Two waitresses are suing the Second Avenue bar where they worked, alleging their managers forced them to get weighed regularly, tracked their information in a spreadsheet and made constant jokes at their expense.

Kristen McRedmond and Alexandria Lipton filed a $15 million harassment lawsuit against the Sutton Place Restaurant.

A state appeals court ruled it could proceed.

The women allege they were fired from their jobs shortly after complaining about the forcible weigh-ins.

In the lawsuit, McRedmond alleged her boss constantly subjected her to vulgar sexual comments, comments about her weight and inappropriate touching.

A lawyer for the bar told The New York Post his clients were disappointed the state appeals court allowed the lawsuit to proceed, but "look forward to vindicating ourselves at trial."

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