New York City Suing ultra-Orthodox for Posting Modesty Guidelines in Stores

Stores located along a two-block stretch of Lee Avenue, Williamsburg’s main Hasidic shopping street have posted signs that read 'no shorts, no barefoot, no sleeveless, no low cut neckline allowed in this store'.

NEW YORK – Does a requirement that customers at Satmar-run stores in Brooklyn dress modestly run afoul of human rights law? That is the question at issue in the upcoming trial of seven businesses being sued by New York City’s Commission on Human Rights for having signs in their storefronts stating, “No shorts, no barefoot, no sleeveless, no low cut neckline allowed in this store.”