A pregnant mother, Charisha Gobin, who is expecting twins, has accused a restaurant of discrimnating against her because her belly was showing.
Gobin said that after she was seated, a waitress walked up to her and recited the restaurant’s dress code.
She said: “The waitress/bartender stopped us and said, ‘I’m sorry, you can’t be here in that shirt’,” she explained. “I said, ‘Are you being serious with me right now?’ And she said, ‘Yep, you can’t be here’.” The waitress said the restaurant has a “no shoes, no shirt, no service” policy, and that anyone in a crop top, wether pregnant or not, would have been asked to cover up.
Gobin, who is seven and a half months pregnant with a boy and a girl, said that she followed the restaurant’s rules by wearing a shirt with sleeves. “I didn’t even have cleavage showing,” she said. She also said she felt body-shamed because her “belly was bigger and sticking out.” Gobin posted a photo of herself in her “offending” attire outside the restaurant on Facebook. Adding that she was “livid” and wasn’t going to stick around for an explanation.
In a statement, the restaurant apologized and said it would educate its staff on how not to “overly enforce” the rule, which it said is “intended to make all guests feel comfortable.”