|Waitresses complaining of sexual harassment|
According to a report in today's Detroit Free Press, some 90% of women in restaurant jobs that depend on tips report being bothered at work by some form of sexual harassment, according to a scathing report on the restaurant industry out Tuesday.
It is particularly a problem, the report says, for women restaurant workers in states where tipped jobs have the lower federal minimum wage of $2.13. The federal minimum for non-tipped workers is $7.25. Both are higher in many states.
"We need to eliminate the sub-minimum wage for tipped workers in the United States," says Saru Jayaraman, co-director and co-founder of the non-profit restaurant worker's group, Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC) United, which oversaw the 34-page report, "The Glass Floor: Sexual Harassment in the Restaurant Industry.
Could it perhaps be how some women in the restaurant industry dress or conduct themselves during the meal. In order to get a large tip many women will flirt with the man or men of the table. I personally have experienced having waitresses flirt with me to get the big check and much to my displeasure when I am sitting with a female date across from me