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With all that is going on in the world, why are we concerned that Hooters put one of their girls on"weight probation"?

I really want to know why this is news....not just the local news but national????

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 8:23 PM on May. 20, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (31)
  • I HEAR YA!! WHO CARES?!

    These kind of stories distract people from the real news worthy events!
    VeronicaLee

    Answer by VeronicaLee at 8:48 PM on May. 20, 2010

  • I honestly have to laugh... Now those who disagree with obesity are becoming the "new bigots". OMG, obesity KILLS YOU...
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 8:25 PM on May. 20, 2010

  • maybe they are trying to get more girls to come forward and say the same thing happened to them. now they won't be afraid of being fired bc i'm sure hooters is being super careful now.
    princessbeth79

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 8:26 PM on May. 20, 2010

  • I haven't heard this story, but from your description it sounds like a discrimination lawsuit waiting to happen... which is probably why it's "news".
    Koukla12905

    Answer by Koukla12905 at 8:26 PM on May. 20, 2010

  • obesity?? omg did you see the girl? she was 5'8 and weighed 130 lbs. and her uniform was an xs........ obesity?
    princessbeth79

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 8:28 PM on May. 20, 2010

  • What is it again that Hooter's is FAMOUS for (aside from their wings)??? That's right...cute, little "20-somethings" in tight, extra small clothing, and boobies!! LOL


    Ask yourself this....who would you rather see at Chippendales?! LMAO!


    http://starrywings.blogsome.com/wp-admin/images/chris-farley-chippendales.jpg


    It's called MARKETING!  Last time I checked PRIVATE businesses were allowed to set whatever standards they want for their employees to adhere to.  If I were to interview for a job, and I felt the requirements were too much, I simply wouldn't take the job!  No one is FORCING these girls to work for at these places! 


    (RIP..Chris Farley and Patrick Swayze)

    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 9:04 PM on May. 20, 2010

  • I felt the requirements were too much, I simply wouldn't take the job! No one is FORCING these girls to work for at these places!

    She hasn't gained weight. She's the same as when she started - they arbitrarily decided she needs to lose weight. Her BMI is below 20, and if she lost 10-15 lbs she'd be clinically underweight (aka malnourished, anorexic, etc).
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 9:18 PM on May. 20, 2010

  • Obesity is 'bad' for you. And a company has the right to hire whomever they wish and who is best qualified for the position. But there are still discrimination laws in place. Unless it's a safety issue; you can't not hire; fire; or suspend someone based on their weight; height; sex; religion or lack thereof; etc...

    Now can they use other 'excuses' as to why to let someone go or not hire them to begin with; of course they do; but to come right out and say sorry you're too heavy for our patrons to want to ogle you; is pretty unacceptable.

    Why is it news; because it could be a big case with national ramifications depending on how exactly many locations that franchise corp owns across the country...it's not the main HQ; but it is a fairly large corporation from my understanding.
    beachmamaof2

    Answer by beachmamaof2 at 9:55 PM on May. 20, 2010

  • These kind of stories distract people from the real news worthy events!
    ________
    This is a major World Wide company...breaking labor laws...this IS news worthy! The store this happened at belongs to the Hooters of America franchise - See Below:

    In 1984, Robert H. Brooks and a group of Atlanta investors (operators of Hooters of America, Inc.) bought expansion and franchise rights for the Hooters chain. In 2002, Brooks bought majority control and became chairman. The Clearwater-based company retained control over restaurants in the Tampa Bay Area, Chicago metropolitan area, and one in Manhattan, New York, while all other locations were under the aegis of Hooters of America, which sold franchising rights to the rest of the United States and international locations. Under Brooks's leadership, the collective Hooters brand expanded from one restaurant to more than 425 stores worldwide.

    see next reply
    beachmamaof2

    Answer by beachmamaof2 at 10:01 PM on May. 20, 2010

  • In 1997, three men from the Chicago area sued Hooters after being denied employment at an Orland Park, Illinois, restaurant. Each of them was awarded $19,100. Four men who filed a similar lawsuit in Maryland received $10,350 each. The settlement allows Hooters to continue luring customers with a female staff of Hooters Girls. But the chain also agreed to create a few other support jobs, like bartenders and hosts, that must be filled without regard to sex.
    In 2009, Nikolai Grushevski, a man from Corpus Christi, Texas, filed a lawsuit because Hooters would not hire him as a waiter. Grushevski and Hooters reached a confidential settlement on April 13.

    In employment discrimination law in the United States, employers are generally allowed to consider characteristics that would otherwise be discriminatory if they are bona fide occupational qualifications (BFOQ).

    beachmamaof2

    Answer by beachmamaof2 at 10:03 PM on May. 20, 2010

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