I had a friend who worked as a host at an upscale restaurant. One day a customer (an older man) came in with a large party and she seated them, not knowing that the customer was the owner of a large fancy car dealership in the area. The man thanked her and asked her what her name was. She responded with, “My name is XXX, nice to meet you…” and held out her hand to shake his. The man held out his hand as well, but at the last second reached behind her and grabbed her butt.
Shocked, my friend quickly hurried off. Luckily, one of the waiters had seen the incident and brought her to the manager to report it. The manager went and asked the man to leave. Pretty nice, huh? Well, not until later, when the restaurant realized who the man was and how much money he likely would have spent there. The manager called my friend in and explained to her that it was HER fault that the man grabbed her butt, because the dress she was wearing was “too provocative.”
This was, of course, a dress that my friend had worn to work on dozens of occasions before and had never been told it violated dress code.