Just a few weeks after 20-year-old Cassie Smith filed suit against Hooters of America, claiming the restaurant placed her on weight probation, a second waitress has come forward and filed a similar claim, saying she was fired in 2009 for failing to loose sufficient weight.
Hooters officials claim they have a right to be concerned about their employees’ image because they are considered entertainers, not waitresses.
Both lawsuits, however, cite the Michigan Civil Rights Act, which bars employers from discrimination on the basis of religion, marital status, race, age, height and weight. Steve Neavling, Detroit Free Press 06/02/2010
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