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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/31/2019
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Baristas at an Everett, Wash., coffee stand may soon have to turn in their skimpy outfits after a court upheld a city dress code. Beee.T (Shutterstock)

Bikini ban

SEATTLE — Baristas at an Everett, Wash., coffee stand may soon have to turn in their skimpy outfits after a court upheld a city dress code. The “bikini baristas” work for a chain of stands called “Hillbilly Hotties,” but the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled employees wearing sexy outfits, such as pasties and G-strings, do not enjoy free-speech protection under the U.S. First Amendment, according to the Associated Press. The owner of the racy java shops, Jovanna Edge, says she plans to appeal the ruling but, for now, the city will impose a code that says workers must wear tank tops and shorts — at minimum — if they want to work at the businesses.

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