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Former Hooters Waitress Accuses The Company Of Racial Discrimination

Ashley Lutz
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CBS Baltimore

A former Hooters waitress is accusing the company of racial discrimination. 

Farryn Johnson, 25, said she was fired from a Maryland restaurant in August for having blonde highlights, according to CBS Baltimore

Johnson claims that white waitresses are allowed to have highlights, but black waitresses are not. 

“My other coworkers, they all had different colors in their hair, like red and blonde highlights. I didn’t think it would be an issue,” she told CBS.  “They specifically said ‘black women don’t have blonde in their hair, so you need to take it out." 

She filed a complaint with the Maryland Commission of Civil Rights. 

Hooters declined CBS' request for comment, citing pending litigation. 

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