Ex-Hooters Employee: I Was Told to Drop Weight

May 24, 2010 - 12:13 PM
Hooters is being served with a lawsuit by a former Detroit-area employee who says she was told to agree to lose weight or lose her job.
Roseville, Mich. (AP) - Hooters is being served with a lawsuit by a former Detroit-area employee who says she was told to agree to lose weight or lose her job.
 
Cassandra Smith says Hooters violated Michigan law when it placed her on 30-day weight probation earlier this month. She resigned as a result.
 
Smith's lawsuit, filed Monday in Macomb County Circuit Court, says she received good reviews while working at the Roseville restaurant. But on May 14, she says she was told to lose weight to improve her looks.
 
Smith says she weighs 132 pounds, 13 pounds less than when she was recruited in 2008.
 
Hooters' servers wear tank tops and tight shorts. An e-mail message seeking comment was left for Hooters of America, based in Atlanta. Hooters says it doesn't impose a weight requirement.