Pregnant Bartender Fired For Not Looking Like a 'California Hooker'
Amanda Lambert filed a lawsuit Tuesday against The Kings' Head Pub II in Studio City alleging she was fired because she was pregnant and that her dress was "too Midwest conservative, not California hooker," City News Service reported.
Lambert was hired in May 2012 and preferred to wear pants rather than the tank tops and shorts or skirts that the other bartenders wore. A month after Lambert got pregnant in June 2012, the general manager Kevin Willis told Lambert that the owners didn't like her despite never receiving and complaints or disciplinary action.
There was a meeting in July 2012 with Lambert and Willis where it was discussed she whether she could serve food. It was there that the "California hooker" comment was brought up. The meeting ended with Lambert being fired.
Lambert is suing for unspecified monetary damages and is alleging pregnancy discrimination, wrongful termination, failure to prevent discrimination, negligence and both intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress.