NYC’s battle against Orthodox Jewish retail shops that require “modesty” of their customers should go to trial, an administrative judge has ruled. Both sides have been fighting for months over signs that Satmar shops in Williamsburg put in their windows saying, “Entrance here only for those with modest attire. No Shorts, No Barefoot, No Sleeveless, NO Low Cut Neckline ALLOWED IN THIS STORE.”
The city argues that the signs are discriminatory against women, non-Jews and the non-religious by making them feel uncomfortable and unwelcome in the Lee Avenue stores.
But the shops say the signs are geared toward both genders and don’t single out anyone any differently than a posh eatery that requires a coat and tie.
The trial will consist of a two-day hearing in administrative court in January, officials said. Read more at the NY Post.