Monday, June 7, 2010

Hooters Facing Second Weight Discrimination Lawsuit

MICHIGAN--Hooters of America Inc. is now facing a second weight discrimination lawsuit from a former employee at the same Macomb County restaurant as a lawsuit filed a week ago.

Leanne Convery claims that she was placed on “weight probation” and was then fired when she did not comply.

Convery claims she was given 30 days to “make her extra-small uniform fit more properly” or she would be terminated. She lost 15 pounds during that time, but after a little more than a month she was told she had not made any improvement and was fired.

Michigan state law explicitly bans employers from discriminating based on weight under the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act.

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