If there is an extreme set of circumstances, ABSOLUTELY a male employee should enter the women's locker room! This is like the ONE situation where that is just fine!
And yet, an employee at Planet Fitness in New York refused to go into the locker room to help Emily Hamlin, as she slumped to the floor in the toilets after a workout, because he's a man and men aren't normally allowed in there.
That's normally correct!
Her collapse in the locker room was witnessed by gym member, Stephanie Dick. She ran to the front desk to get help and spoke to gym employee Sean Higgins, after seeing an arm drop to the floor, followed immediately by a loud snoring sound.
Here's what Stephanie said Sean did:
'He said he didn’t know what to do and that he wasn’t allowed to go into the ladies’ bathroom.'
Not only that, but almost 5 minutes passed before anyone called 911! So the family of the woman who passed is PISSED, and has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit!
The only thing is, we don't think they have any kind of grounds! We're sure the gym has waivers that people sign to even become members, and unless employees are explicitly told when/where they can't go (and unless the doctors say those extra 5 minutes would have saved her life), we don't think they can sue Sean for not having the backbone to do what needs to be done!
It's just a shame that someone lost their life at all — but a lawsuit isn't about to bring anyone back!
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