A recruitment agency for pub chain, Yates, adopt a “good-looking only policy” when hiring shot girls.
Elless Promotions, the agency in question, also allegedly only hires shot girls who are “a seven out of ten.”
One woman claims that she was fired from her part-time role at a Yates pub because she was “too fat.”
Jade Garner, 30, from Billericay, Essex, claims that in a WhatsApp group operated by Elless Promotions, staff said that she was “too fat for our venues.”
Garner claims that staff at the recruitment agency posted a photo of her before commenting: “Are we surprised there has been a complaint,” to which a colleague replied, “she’s huge.”
Speaking to The Sun, Garner said, “Doing to shot job really built up my confidence.”
“And now I just feel humiliated.”
Another message appears to show, Elless Promotions director Lisa Sansom saying, “I have seen a few ugly girls in your groups.”
“Girls need to be 7s and above only!”
“If you are unsure send me a photo and I will let you know [sic].”
Sansom’s business partner, glamour model Holly Muldoon, also wrote, “Please go through your staff and consider what size they are and what they look like.”
Elless Promotions were hired to contract staff for Yates bars across Essex, but they do not hire Yates staff who are directly employed.
A spokesperson for Yates said, “We are unable to comment on the recruitment or management policies of Elless Promotions but it is our understanding that the Area Manager in questions was an employee of theirs and is no longer working for them.”
“We have received no direct complaints in regard to their work for us but as part of our own due diligence have launched our own investigation on their approach.”