Farryn Johnson was fired in August from Hooters after being told that black employees weren’t allowed to have blonde hair at the establishment. The 25-year-old is accusing the infamous restaurant of racial discrimination.
The very, very small pieces of highlights Johnson does have, led her attorney to believe that this wasn’t just about hair. According to the Daily Mail, her attorney states:
“What’s wrong is that both federal and state law clearly say employers can’t impose two separate and distinct rules governing employee standards–one for African-American employees and one for everyone else. And that’s clearly what Hooters did here.”
Johnson believed that something was up when her co-workers with brighter color hair didn’t lose their jobs.
“For instance, there were Asian girls with red hair and Caucasian girls with black hair and blond streaks so I didn’t think it would be an issue for the little piece of blond highlight in my hair.”
“They gave me write-ups and they told me I need to take the color out of my hair. And they said I couldn’t have blonde in my hair because I’m black.”
Hooters has yet to comment on the incident.
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