SEXISM WILL BE SERVED

IN SETTLING A SEX-DISCRIMINATION CASE, THE HOOTERS RESTAURANT CHAIN PROTECTS ITS JIGGLY HIRING PRACTICES

Men who dine at Hooters restaurants have certain expectations, some of which may have to do with food and drink. But the chain's primary attraction, waitresses of ample bosom and less than ample costume, got some measure of legal protection last week. The company settled a class action in Chicago brought by men who claimed sexual discrimination when the chain refused to hire them as waiters.

Atlanta-based Hooters of America employs 10,000 "Hooters Girls," young women the chain describes as "the surfer girls next door." Got up in orange short-shorts and tight-fitting tops, they earn $2.13 an hour plus tips dispensing...

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