By May 2020, a Hooters in Greensboro, N.C., brought back 13 of the 43 servers who were laid off weeks earlier at the beginning of the pandemic, according to a new lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
All but one of them were “White and/or had light skin” tones, the lawsuit says.
The restaurant chain, known for its “Hooters Girls” and revealing uniforms, “engaged in unlawful employment practices,” the EEOC alleges in the lawsuit. Filed on Thursday in federal court in North Carolina, the lawsuit alleges that Hooters violated federal law by not rehiring women because of their race or color.
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