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Sharks in the news

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by alexd, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    METRO VANCOUVER -- A Metro Vancouver woman has launched a complaint with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal saying she was required to dress in a sexy fashion that resulted in harassment from customers.

    Karolina Bil was hired as a bartender in December by the Shark Club at the Sandman Hotel in Richmond where she claims she was discriminated against because she was unfairly made to wear tops that revealed cleavage, mini-skirts and high heels.

    She also alleges she was asked to ensure her hair and makeup were done with "class and sex appeal." She claims when she wore her hair up, her manager asked her take it down.

    Bil told the tribunal that she was too afraid to discuss the uniform issue with the trainers she described as all having bleached blond hair.

    The Shark Club denies it discriminated and says that it has in place policies and procedures that are explained in its training manual. The restaurant filed an application asking the tribunal to dismiss Bil's complaint.

    The restaurant chain also says Bill never raised any issues with it or told anyone that she was experiencing discrimination or harassment at work.

    Jim Weidinger, director of operations for the Shark Club, said staff members are not forced to wear anything they are uncomfortable in. He admits there is a dress code which include a "form-fitting top and a form-fitting skirt," but says it is within wardrobe standards in the industry.

    He called the restaurant's uniform "intelligent sex appeal" which he described as attire considered sexy within the social norms but not "going over the top."

    "The clothes are all available at any local fashion or athletic shop," he said. "Our spec also includes form-fitting dress shirts and pants for males."

    The restaurant has an employee hotline to the president of the company for any complaints or concerns, he added.

    Tribunal member Heather MacNaughton found that if Bil's allegation of sexually-based dress code requirements is proven it could amount to sex discrimination.

    She dismissed the Shark Club's challenge. No date has been set to hear Bil's complaint.

    from vancouver sun
  2. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    Missing Man Found in Shark

    Cathal Kelly Staff Reporter
    The Toronto Star

    An investment banker deep-sea fishing in the Bahamas two weeks ago hooked a 12-foot-long tiger shark. As he pulled the beast onto his boat, a human leg popped out of its mouth.

    Using DNA tests, Bahamian officials have determined that the leg – and other body parts still inside the shark – belonged to a missing sailor.

    Judson Newton, 43, went missing on August 29. He and some friends were fishing off Jaws Beach, so-called because one of the movie’s sequels was filmed there.

    The engine of the boat failed. Three of the people on board decided to wait for help, but Newton and another man tried to swim to shore. Neither man was seen again. Authorities surmised they had both drowned.

    One of Newton’s friends, Samuel Woodside, told AP that he doubted that outcome.

    “To me, he was always a strong swimmer. I don’t know what happened,” Woodside said.

    It’s not clear if Newton was already dead when the shark consumed him. But much of his body was found inside the animal - including his other leg, both arms and his torso.

    With files from The Associated Press
  3. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    it is not often you get 2 shark stories in one day IMO
  4. ndrwrld

    ndrwrld TRIBE Member

    if your boat capsizes, and you try to swim to a shore called Jaws Beach...
    here's your sign.
  5. KillaLadY

    KillaLadY TRIBE Member

    What would Jonah do?...
  6. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    The title of that story made me LOL. It's like the guy was just hanging out in the shark - until you read the story. Ah well.
  7. Bumbaclat

    Bumbaclat TRIBE Member

    "Mrs. Newton, we found your husband"
    "Thank god! Where did you find him?"
    ".....inside a shark"
  8. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    In the other story, I bet Sharktender's tips are going to plummet when she starts sporting a burka behind the bar...
  9. Bumbaclat

    Bumbaclat TRIBE Member

    The first story definitely needed photos. I want to see what she considers too slutty.

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