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Should Hooters restaurants be allowed to hire/fire based on weight?

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This debate comes in part from a court case in Michigan in which a Hooters waitress believed she was fired based on being heavier than the other waitresses. Michigan has a ban on weight discrimination, and so she launched a lawsuit. The question stands, more broadly though, whether Hooters should be able to discriminate based on weight.

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Overweight workers are less productive than thinner workers. It is the duty of the employer to "cut the fat" and ensure the most productive crew possible. If that means "discriminating", so be it.





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Attorney Richard Bernstein, who represents Cassie Smith and Leanne Convery in lawsuits that claim they were fired as waitresses because they weren't trim enough: "This is really a common business practice. This really is the cornerstone of civil rights: You can't discriminate based on appearance."[1]


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