Pregnant bartender fired from pub for looking 'too Midwestern' and not like a 'California hooker'
Posted 10/10/2013 12:11:00 PM

A former bartender at a California pub has  filed a lawsuit against the Studio City establishment, claiming that she was  fired because she was pregnant and refused to dress like a 'California  hooker.'

Amanda Lambert's lawsuit names as defendants  the owners of The King's Head II pub on Ventura Boulevard, where the woman had  worked between May and July 2012.

The lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages,  alleges pregnancy discrimination, wrongful termination, failure to prevent  discrimination, negligence and both intentional and negligent infliction of  emotional distress.

 

According to court filings cited by City News  Service and reported by Studio City Patch,  Lambert took a bartending job at King's Head II pub in May 2012. Unlike other  female servers at the establishment who wore tank tops and shorts, Lambert  preferred to wear pants to work, the lawsuit states.

A month later, Lambert learned that she was  expecting a baby. In July of that year, Lambert was informed by then-general  manager Kevin Willis that the pub's owners were not happy with her - even though  she had never received any complaints about her job performance.

A short time later, Lambert got a text  message from Willis inviting her for a talk and expressing his misgivings about  her continued employment at the pub.

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Posted By: Producer Thomas  
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