Tilted Kilt servers 'comfortable' with revealing uniforms

By Terry Davidson, Toronto Sun


Tilted Kilt waitress Mykayla Johnson says she feels “good” when wearing an outfit that reveals cleavage, leg, and lots of midriff.

The 19-year-old’s work uniform consists of a short plaid skirt and a tight, low-cut top.

“(People) ask if we’re comfortable and the answer is always 110% yes, because, as women, we have to be comfortable with our bodies,” Johnson said. “There is nothing we don’t like about the costume. I feel good in it.”

This has been the themed uniform for female wait staff at downtown Toronto’s Tilted Kilt bar and eatery from the beginning, and the “girls” who wear it knew it came with the job and “love doing what they’re doing,” manager Todd Kehoe said on Tuesday.

The Ontario Human Rights Commission is demanding employers — pubs and bars, in particular — stop requiring employees to dress provocatively as a condition of employment.

“(Servers) have fun doing what they do and they feel comfortable in the uniforms,” insisted Kehoe. “They actually like wearing them.”

Kehoe said the women who apply for a job at the Tilted Kilt are made fully aware of what they’ll be wearing at work.

“It has been a theme of the restaurant,” he said. “We haven’t asked the girls to wear anything else other than what they are wearing ... We have them try on the themed costumes because we want to make sure that they are right for us and we are right for them.

“If they don’t feel comfortable wearing an outfit like this, then we realize they are not right for our company and vice versa,” he said.