Sex On Menu At Hooters?

Suit: Staff trainer suggested waitresses put out for extra bucks

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Sex On Menu At Hooters?

APRIL 13--We've carefully read the Hooters employee handbook and it does not address what a manager is supposed to do when a corporate trainer tells waitresses they could earn extra money by sexually servicing customers. In a federal lawsuit, Jarman Gray, a former assistant manager of an Alabama Hooters, charges that he was fired last year after complaining about comments made to employees by a female 'visiting training manager.' In his April 7 U.S. District Court complaint, a copy of which you'll find below, the 31-year-old Gray claims that a trainer named Cat told waitresses that they were 'the ones with the pussys and you are in control because of that.' Then she reportedly added, 'If you need the extra money, go ahead and suck a dick or fuck a customer if the money is right.' Gray contends that offended waitresses approached him and 'asked if he could resolve this problem and correct Cat's offensive behavior.' But after he called the Hooters corporate office to complain about the trainer's remarks, Gray said he was canned by the owner of the Auburn franchise where he worked. Gray, who is suing for sexual harassment and retaliation, charges that franchisee Darrell Spikes told him, 'I'm top dog, you don't call corporate. You no longer have a job here.' Gray, who worked at Hooters for about nine months, filed his complaint days after receiving a 'right to sue' letter from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In mid-2005, Gray filed a complaint with the EEOC alleging that he had been terminated 'in retaliation for reporting sexual harassment in the workplace.' (9 pages)

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Some have regarded this as an isolated incident in the history of Hooters. But you have to remember how many lawyers they have constantly employed all over the country hushing this stuff up. My experiences suggest that this report by The Smoking Gun is not even an unusal thing to happen at Hooters. For example, I have actually seen Lesbian Hooters waitresses physically sexually harass the straight Hooters waitresses (in the restaurant and in their uniforms while working.) And then the two harassing waitresses intimidated the one harassed. For example, the only two women I have ever known to be whores, yes,actual prostitutes, were Hooters waitresses (in costume and working while making this known to me). No, neither incident was a joke. And no, I did not purchase their services. Oh there are way more true stories about how low the Hooters cess pool can go, but I don't want to spend the week typing. Hooters sure isn't a wholesome, "family restaurant" for the kids that the lying Hooters marketing campaign is trying to sell.