March 13, 2016

Ontario Human Rights Commission starving for business? Turns its sights on sexy uniforms

David MenziesMission Specialist

The TV show Fashion Police is for laughs. They don’t have the power to punish but the Ontario Human Rights Commission does and they want to police businesses to end sexualized dress codes that discriminate against female and transgender employees.

The OHRC Chief Commissioner Renu Mandhane said the following when releasing the commission’s “policy position on gender-specific dress codes.”:

“Employers must make sure their dress codes don’t reinforce sexist stereotypes. They send the message that an employee’s worth is tied to how they look. That’s not right, and it could violate the Ontario Human Rights Code.”


The OHRC must be desperate for bullies to discipline. Employers who unfairly discriminate against people for odious reasons like race, skin colour, sex, religion or nationality have been beaten, so now they have to find new oppressors and new victims.

But, isn’t risqué restaurant attire already policed by the free market? If a consumer feels that a Tilted Kilt franchise is a bastion of sexism, they can send a statement by not patronizing the restaurant thus voting with their wallets.

And, surely women who work at such places know the ground rules. If you don’t want to show cleavage, maybe Hooters isn’t for you. Those who do are likely motivated by better tips.

If I ever win the lottery, I’d put this farcical Human Rights dress code to a test. I’d open a restaurant called Burka Burgers, where wait staff would be required to wear burkas.

Do you think that the humourless human rights harpies would ever take on a discriminatory uniform complaint if the clothing in question was tied to Islam?

You want fries with that?


Photo credit: BemLoira BemDevassa

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commented 2016-03-21 17:04:18 -0400
The main problem with the HRC ‘s is a problem that can be quickly rectified and will change the entire nature of these parasitic groups.
When the HRC’s were first put together it was to investigate blatant examples of discrimination in employment, housing and a few other specific areas. They were set up with some members having lawyer backgrounds so the compensation was set up similar to how a lawyer is compensated. They can bill hours on a case as well as bill for expenses. Just like income tax was not viewed as a permanent fixture when it was brought in right after WW1 ( temporarily brought in to pay for the cost of the war only ) , the HRC tribunals were not considered a 365 day /yr working fixture .
But just like lawyers who chase ambulances the members of the HRC’s realized the gravy train only stops if they want it to stop. Every case they preside over is more money in their pocket.
The way to change this incessant and odious practice is to make the HRC members employees and civil servants of the province. Like many civil servants ( not all of course ) there will be a natural inclination to do as little as required to receive a pay cheque.If they start getting paid an annual salary they will start cutting back on the number of hours they actually work.
Eliminating the HRC’s would be very hard – forcing them to work like all other civil servants will eliminate a lot of the bogus cases they claim need real help.
Ask your MLA how the HRC is compensated . He/She will either not know or will try and BS you . Demand that the HRC current method of compensation be changed for the better.
commented 2016-03-15 23:05:36 -0400
Look at all that delicious … … food!
commented 2016-03-15 18:51:38 -0400
Why did not the Federal Tories under Harper eliminate the federal Human Rights Commissions?

My opinion, wanting to get re-elected at any cost of integrity and beliefs and not have any controversy and demonstrations that would result in eliminating such HCs.

Same reason why Harper did not get rid of the Official Languages Commission that has continued to harass private business not on federal land in non-Quebec to serve Entitlement of a bilingual Francophone not having to have to read an English sign or speak English like every other linguistic minority
commented 2016-03-15 18:46:27 -0400
All I know is businesses, like insurance companies, can’t force its female employees to wear skirts/dresses or have a hair shortness code (can’t force them to not have their hair like Sinead O’Conner) BUT these same companies can force its male employees to wear uncomfortable constricting neck ties and force a hair length code and not allow its male employees even to tie such hair neatly up
commented 2016-03-15 11:05:00 -0400
The HRC need to be disbanded immediately. We already have a real court system set-up, and certainly don’t need people like Renu telling others how they are allowed to dress. Get lost you nannies!
commented 2016-03-15 10:19:36 -0400
With all of the sharia Creeps getting into positions in verious government agencies,one day we’ll wake up and be slowly boiled frogs
commented 2016-03-15 03:25:56 -0400
Give me a break Sharon, if it isn’t something a woman wants to do she doesn’t have to do it. Dictating dress codes to businesses is ridiculous over reach. Whether its intentional on the part of Renu Mandhane or not , it will pave the way for the insertion of Shariah law into Canada. If that is the plan it will be disastrous for our country.
Also, I resent any government body weighing in on what a sexist stereotype may or may not be. Her idea of a sexist stereotype is her business and shouldn’t have to be forced on me. If a women isn’t comfortable with men looking at her, she isn’t going to show cleavage or work at hooters. If it doesn’t bother her she will, what business is it of anyone else’s, least of all a bureaucrat for the HRC. Life is volitional, we don’t need Renu Mandhane making such imposing human rights laws, that are none of the governments business. It is beyond me how anyone could think this was a good idea, on any level.
commented 2016-03-15 01:39:37 -0400
It’s not “creeping Sharia” or “political correctness”. it’s fairness. I dare any of the men on here to be okay with their daughters having to dress like that for a job. Then spend a shift watching the men leer at her, try to grab her and harass her for her phone number and let’s see if you can sit there and watch without wanting to get up and punch one in the face. Saying to just find another job is not an option when jobs are hard to come by for young women and they shouldn’t have to prostitute themselves or wreck their feet and backs in order to earn a living especially when their fellow male colleagues can wear pants and a shirt.
commented 2016-03-15 01:28:52 -0400
As someone who has been in this business for a long time, this is a welcome change. A choice is good. I found that you make just as much whether you are dressed classy giving efficient, friendly service….or dressed as a tart that some women are ok with. Although the tarts got sexually assaulted on the job way more and then complained about it. Some of these places want you to dress like a ho and that kind of dress belongs in a strip club where there are bouncers to defend you from the pigs, not some place serving food. And doing an eight hour shift in heels is insane and cruel to force your employees to do it. I doubt many men would be willing to wear heels for eight hours straight.
commented 2016-03-14 20:23:37 -0400
Don’t give them any ideas David. Soon after you sell out,(and set a precedent) all burgers will be halal.
commented 2016-03-14 13:31:27 -0400
Is this the same sort of ‘political correctness’ that convinced Hefner to discontinue nudity in playboy? Sort of sounds like an oxymoron, ‘dressed playmate’. Political correctness or priming North America to accept Shariah law?
commented 2016-03-14 12:50:36 -0400
On a lighter note. I wonder if they’ll go to the gay community and force topless male waiters to put their shirts on? And do they intend to go barge into sex clubs in TO and tell everyone to get dressed? Tell the servers to put their clothes on?
commented 2016-03-14 12:49:11 -0400
The overriding lesson here is that we don’t allow any such back doors to justice. Including for example, the student unions that all students are forced to join, and then abuse their authority. Any “justice” or “human rights” or “democracy” institutions are always a cover for bad intentions. Even if they start out good, they get hi-jacked eventually. The safest thing to do, is not allow them, or at least, refuse to recognize them.
commented 2016-03-14 09:44:12 -0400
and this is the worst we need to worry about………..NO…. COME ON PEOPLE…..WAKE UP AND SMELL THE " SHARIA CREEP " before its too late
commented 2016-03-14 09:21:10 -0400
The HRC’s are kangaroo courts and nothing more. They never should have been set-up to bypass real justice to begin with. I think an expose of all those involved in these human rights destruction courts should be examined, and the results of all court cases made available. When we put this together, we will see exactly what damage these ridiculous and unnecessary courts have done to our society already.
commented 2016-03-14 07:26:25 -0400
Dieter has it right. Shariah creep. It’s a proven strategy.
commented 2016-03-14 04:38:08 -0400
The overbearing malignant penis envy of political lesbianism made policy manifest…..I miss the good old days when sex was a sin instead of a social injustice.

And @sean Penson…..every ten years or so a women’s fashion comes along like yoga pants which proves that women who have got IT….love to flaunt IT.
commented 2016-03-14 01:34:30 -0400
@ Sean Pension – it’s called the free market. If you want and think you can make it work, you can set up a business that is staffed by shirtless men with their asses and genitals on display, and hire men who would be willing to dress like that. It’s in the job description so you can apply, or … not. Oh wait, there IS a place that does that, in Dallas – it’s called Tallywackers and apparently is quite successful.
commented 2016-03-14 00:22:58 -0400
Hilarious Menzoid.

Burka Burgers!
commented 2016-03-13 23:10:40 -0400
When I get served my expensive meal in a restaurant—— I especially enjoy when it is delivered to me by something that is covered in a shroud of Death.
commented 2016-03-13 21:13:39 -0400
Its Shariah creep and the stupid feminazis don’t even know it. This Chief Commissioner Renu Mandhane is helping to pave the way for it in Canada, whether it is her intention or not.

Its a good thing they don’t have a HRC in Las Vegas, or she would shut down the place.
commented 2016-03-13 20:58:42 -0400
By this woman’s name & appearance – I would say this bitch has an ulterior motive – could this be leading a defense for the burka??
To all you Muslim ladies out there – please – we Canadian men appreciate beauty – and we pretty much can guarantee you – you will not be raped – maybe whistled at accompanied by an appreciative smile – but that’s OUR way of showing appreciation for good looking ladies. Here in Canada – men for the most part are gentlemen! …and those that aren’t – pretty much all of them are sitting in jail.
Now I know that word probably does not exist in your barbaric culture, but you will learn this should you allow yourselves the opportunity! I do know some of you are exquisitely beautiful.
commented 2016-03-13 20:05:13 -0400
@ Sean Pension . . . “why don’t we have buff men run around shirtless with their asses and genitals on display” ? ? ?
We DO Sean . . . it’s called the Pride Parade !
commented 2016-03-13 18:44:40 -0400
Clearly, liberals delight in reducing the world to a dull, boring grey. When they are finished, as if they ever will be, there will be no colour to life, just the homogenized, total control of the liberal hegemony. The truth is that you can never give a liberal power over others and not have them use it to destroy all happiness in the land. Truly, liberalism is a disease; a disease that they are driven to inflict on the rest of us.
commented 2016-03-13 18:26:22 -0400
Only one question about your Burka Burger franchise, David. Will one be able to buy a bacon burka burger? If so, will the pig be halal slaughtered?
commented 2016-03-13 18:14:44 -0400
for fuck sakes already, more cold bloodless left wing vomit from lifeless Toronto telling people what to do. dresses cant hurt anything. what are they going to do next create a dress registry just like they did with guns?. this is another arrogant step to have over reaching authoritarian micro managing into peoples personal lives. good looking people like to flaunt their body….so leave them alone. this is obviously more jealous feminist propaganda because she is fucking ugly. the people who go to jobs like hooters know what they are getting into, they aren’t stupid.
commented 2016-03-13 17:44:32 -0400
So, why don’t we have buff men run around shirtless with their asses and genitals on display? Same thing as what Hooters is doing to its non-men (largely wymyn) employees. Sexually degrading a poor innocent just to reward her for tips should be censured
commented 2016-03-13 16:57:29 -0400
Hmmmm…the imposition of modest dress codes for women by stealth?

Who has more modest dress codes for women other than Islam?

Connect the dots, people.
commented 2016-03-13 16:05:13 -0400
Pretty sure that 90% or more would still wear the revealing outfits for better tips.
commented 2016-03-13 14:54:14 -0400
I spoke to a waitress at one of the local chains (Kelsey’s) and asked her opinion on this. She said that ever since the skirts got shorter her tips have doubled. Suffice it to say neither she nor any of the other waitress have an issue with the uniform.