The Ninth Circuit Court ruled Tuesday that Harrah's Reno was within the law to fire a woman bartender who refused to wear makeup, lipstick and nail polish.
Justices Wallace Tashima and Barry Silverman said the Harrah's "Personal Best" policy didn't violate sex discrimination laws by requiring Darlene Jespersen to wear makeup because it also contained rules for male employees.
They affirmed U.S. District Judge Ed Reed's ruling in Reno that granted Harrah's summary judgment in Jespersen's case.
But Justice Sidney Thomas, the third member of the panel, disagreed. He said Jespersen raised valid claims that should be presented to a …