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Remember how I was saying that the Hooters ethos is bad for its employees and bad for women in general? Well a branch of the breastaurant in Illinois has fired a waitress on the basis that bruises she received as a result of domestic violence rendered her unfit for work. Jezebel has the story:

On September 3rd, 2008, Sara Dye, a 27-year-old waitress, was told by General Manager Gina Sheedy that she could not work at Hooters while the bruises from her recent attack were still visible. Dye agreed to take a short leave to recover, but when she called the restaurant in late September about returning to work, she was told that she had been fired. The owner of the Davenport restaurant, Darren Taylor, claims that Dye was not fired, but also said “I don’t know any restaurateur who would want somebody totally bruised up waiting on his customers.” When asked in court about her inability to work after the attack, Dye said she understood the restaurants position, adding “my body appearance wasn’t up to par.”

No concern for her well-being or safety, oh no, just that her body would no longer be good enough for customers to feast their eyes on. Disgusting.