Human Rights Commission Says Strip Club Fired Waitress For Being Black (Corrected)
The Maine Human Rights Commission believes Cecelia Smith was fired from her waitress job because of her skin color.
At the time, the club’s manager was away. When the manager returned a week later and saw Smith, he fired her. Smith was initially told it was because she was overweight, according to the report.
When Smith pointed out that other workers were bigger than her, a supervisor told her, “I’ll be very blunt with you, your weight and your skin complexion is not the image that the boss wants to have in this club.”
PT’s Showclub said Smith was dismissed because she “did not meet the minimum appearance qualifications especially concerning weight and beauty,” and that she could reapply for her job if she lost weight.
If mediation doesn’t work, the state may join Smith in a lawsuit against the club.Click here for reuse options!
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