Friday, August 12, 2011

"Wet T-Shirt Wednesday" Lawsuit - COTW #53

When I was a young man, I would sometimes pass the time by trying to think of the best song for each day of the week. The best I could come up with was:

  • Sunday Bloody Sunday by U2
  • Manic Monday by The Bangles
  • Ruby Tuesday by The Rolling Stones
  • Waiting for Wednesday by Lisa Loeb
  • There was a band called Thursday - that's the best I could do (I didn't have Google or iTunes so cut me some slack!).
  • Friday, I'm in Love by The Cure
  • Saturday Night by The Bay City Rollers
Where am I going with this? Well, according to a recent complaint filed in district court in Utah, a woman alleges a sexual harassment claim for every workday of the week. The New York Daily News reports on the outrageous dress code that prompted the suit:
  • Mini-skirt Monday
  • Tube-top Tuesday
  • Wet T-Shirt Wednesday
  • No bra Thursday
  • Bikini top Friday
The complaint includes some other cringe-worthy allegations, such as butt-slapping, breast comments, and inquiries regarding the employee's pubic hair maintenance. Needless to say, if true, these are not ideal (or socially acceptable or legal) management practices. 


Posted by Philip Miles, an attorney with McQuaide Blasko in State College, Pennsylvania in the firm's civil litigation and labor and employment law practice groups.