New Delhi, Dec 6: The Supreme Court today cleared the decks for women to work as bartenders in Delhi hotels.
A bench, comprising Justices S B Sinha and H S Bedi, dismissed the petition filed by one Anuj Garg challenging the Delhi High Court order permitting women to work as bartenders in hotels in the national capital.
The apex court upheld the Delhi High Court judgement which had affirmed the validity of the Delhi Excise Act, permitting women to be employed as bartenders.
The court also ruled that women of 21 years and above can be employed as bartenders and it is in terms of Article 14 of the Constitution which prohibits any discrimination on the basis of caste, religion, creed or gender.
Mr Garg had challenged the validity of the Delhi Excise Act which permitted women to be employed as bartenders on the grounds that it was not safe for them to work in this capacity as it exposed them to sexual assault by customers.