Male manicure sparks discrimination suit, court stops salon from charging men more
Landover, MD, United States
June 20, 2011 08:47 pm EDT
Human Interest, Curiosity, Crime, Law And Justice, Justice And Rights, Lifestyle And Leisure, Consumer Issue
A Maryland nail salon is facing a gender discrimination lawsuit for charging male customers more than its female clients.
Norris Sydnor III of Mitchellville is seeking $200,000 in damages from the Rich's Nail Salon in Landover after he was charged with $10 for a manicure in December.
The salon charges female customer $9 for the same service. Its brochure indicates the cost of nail filing, shaping, cuticle trimming and polishing as $9 for women and $10 for men. Other services are also priced $1 or $2 higher for male customers.
A court ordered Wednesday the salon to stop overcharging men for the meantime, according to Sydnor’s attorney, Jimmy Bell. The hearing of the case starts on July 21.
Rich’s Nail Salon has pulled its brochure and declined to comment.
Bell warned other salon’s charging men more than women to stop doing so.
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