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US restaurant chain sued for sacking 'too fat' waitresses

By Samyuktha
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London, Aug 26 (ANI): Two busty waitresses have launched a multi-million dollar law suit against restaurant chain Hooters after they were fired for being "too fat".

Cassandra Smith, 20, and Leanne Convery, 23, who were fired after being put on "weight probation" by bosses at the bar chain, claim in the law suit filed in Michigan, USA, that their civil rights were violated.

A judge has given them the go-ahead to press on with their action, citing a 1976 state law, which bans weight discrimination, the Sun reported.

Chiefs at Hooters, which has more than 435 restaurants across the US, say the law should not apply, as its waitresses are "entertainers", whose appearance is a "legitimate concern".

Smith filed the lawsuit on May 24 this year after being told by her managers to "improve her uniform fit" and being offered a gym membership.

Convery filed her claim in June, saying she was booted out in July last year after being told she had 30 days to make her uniform "fit more properly". (ANI)

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