Khadijah Farmer definitely has something to celebrate!
The New York resident won a settlement in her discrimination case against a West Village restaurant, Caliente Cab Company.
The brouhaha boiled over last year after the popular West Village Mexican restaurant booted Farmer for being in the ladies room. As you can see, Farmer doesn’t exactly look like Barbie and readily admits that she’s “not the most feminine.” Farmer did, however, show the security guard her identification card, which clearly shows she’s a woman. Apparently the guard wasn’t satisfied, because he kicked her and her friends to the curb. And now the restaurant’s going to pay $35,000 and institute new “workplace practices:”
Among the workplace practices that Caliente Cab agreed to adopt in the settlement was to add gender identity and expression to its corporate nondiscrimination policy; to adopt a gender-neutral dress code for its employees; and to amend its employee handbook to state “persons patronizing or employed at Caliente have the right to use the bathroom facilities consistent with their gender identity and expression.”
The restaurant will also pay Farmer’s legal fee, which is only fair.
I love brunch there…but I’m a lush.
She should have received twice that amount! Kicking her out of the restroom is pretty outrageous.
Good for her!
hells kitchen guy
Story is two days old. BTW, she is kind of androgynous looking but how anyone could insist she’s not a woman looking at her is beyond me.
Point to Hells Kitchen Guy.
Hells Kitchen that’s the purpose of the BUTCH effect. But the security guard knew what she was. They were just being very HOMOPHOBIC. Shame on them!
And now Caliente will have to pay up! $$$$$$$$
Good for her!
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