Forgive us if we're not shocked that Hooters isn't into the brains of their waitresses, but this is on a whole new level of awful!
A waitress at Hooters since 2005, Sandra Lupo recently had to undergo brain surgery — and she's only 27 years old! They were removing and treating a cranial mass, which is NOT an easy procedure. When she was cleared to return to work last July, she was met with her manager saying she had to now WEAR A WIG during her shifts!
That's some bullshizz!!
She replied by saying that she…
"…did not have a wig and that she could not afford a wig, as they range in cost between several hundred and several thousands of dollars."
Of course Hooters didn't offer to pay for one if they were so damn worried about it. So she borrowed one, and it ended up causing extreme stress to her body because of the surgery and the healing wound! Her hours were then cut and she was forced to resign — which made her ineligible for unemployment benefits.
We think she totally has a case here. If she has the ability to do her job correctly, then she can not be discriminated against because of a healing wound from brain surgery!
Hooters, of course, doesn't agree! We'll just have to see what happens!
[Image via AP Images.]
Tags: awful, brain surgery, demeaning, hooters, sad, termination, waitress, wrongful