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23 October 2013

Fired waitress hair issue heats up as former Hooters employee files lawsuit (Video) [USA]

Author: Christian Savoy, Jacksonville Top News Examiner (USA)

A former Hooters waitress who was allegedly fired over her blonde highlights is filing a [racial] discrimination suit. The recently fired waitress says that shortly after putting blond highlights in her hair, she was terminated from the Baltimore...

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23 August 2007

Hooters settles with local woman for $75,000 [USA]

Author: Mary Chao, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle [USA]

Hooters of America has settled a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of a woman who worked at the now-closed Hooters restaurant in Henrietta. Melissa Vicari, 31, will receive $75,000 in the settlement. In the...

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8 March 2006

EEOC sues Hooters over MS discrimination [USA]

Author: David Tyler, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle [USA]

The Hooters chain discriminated against a waitress with multiple sclerosis who worked at its Henrietta restaurant by refusing to accommodate her disability, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charged in a lawsuit... The EEOC said Hooters...

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29 November 2005

Hooters waitress accuses chain of sexual harassment [USA]

Author: John Shiffman, Philadelphia Inquirer

A Chester County waitress has filed a sexual-harassment suit against Hooters, alleging that a manager made repeated comments about her breasts... Colangelo cited what she called an especially egregious incident in which male customers subjected her to...

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16 February 2005

Pregnant workers report growing discrimination [USA]

Author: Stephanie Armour, USA Today

The number of women claiming they've been discriminated against on the job because they're pregnant is soaring even as the birth rate declines...The charges are coming from a range of women, from those in entry-level jobs as well as those in executive...

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21 May 2002

Employees of Charleston, W.Va., Hooters File Harassment Lawsuit [USA]

Author: Lawrence Messina, Charleston Gazette [West Virginia, USA]

The owners and managers of the Hooters restaurant in Charleston routinely grope, proposition and abuse the women who work there, a Kanawha Circuit lawsuit filed Monday alleges...The suit also alleges that Cornett was a racist who fired women for...

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