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Legal discrimination

Click on the link below to read about the discrimination suit against Hooters. What are your thoughts on this case? Who do you think was correct and why? Why do you think Hooters settled?


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This was an interesting case to read about. I have heard of this type of case in the past and, ironically enough, with Hooters directly. I think this case brings to light the needs that some organizations have to hire individuals based on specific criteria that are important to the organization. Hooters' specific brand markets itself by the use of the Hooters Girls and it's image is closely tied to that symbolism. Some other types of companies that employ this type of bona fide occupational qualifications (BFOQ) are school districts who have a mandatory retirement age for school bus drivers due to safety reasons, airline industries having the same requirements for their airline pilots for the same reasons, ...

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The discrimination suit against Hooters is examined. The expert provides the thought of the case.