Hooters waitress allegedly sacked over highlights

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, Last Updated: 3:02 PM ET

Hooters in trouble for discriminating? Say it ain’t so. But this suit has nothing to do with chest size.

A Baltimore woman is launching a human rights complaint against Hooters after the restaurant chain allegedly told her she wasn’t allowed to dye her hair because she’s black.

Farryn Johnson, 25, was fired after she put blond highlights in her hair.

“They gave me write-ups and they told me I need to take the colour out of my hair. And they said I couldn’t have blond in my hair because I’m black. They specifically said: ‘black women don’t have blond in their hair, so you need to take it out,’” Johnson told CBS.

But, her white co-workers were allowed to — and did — sport whatever coloured hair they wanted, she said.

Farryn’s lawyer, Jessica Weber, said “employers can’t impose two separate and distinct rules governing employee standards-one for African-American employees and one for everyone else.”

Hooters has declined to comment while the case is before the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights.

 


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