Discrimination Report

These are a list of just SOME of the complaints filed on Tuesday, November 12

  • Many employees the work at Hooters have children. If you are an African American employee, Dave Peterson has no problem speaking his mind about his opinion on child support:

“Maybe if you didn’t have ten kids, you wouldn’t have child support taken out of your checks.”


  • Dave Peterson implements a different set of rules for different employees. For example:

I, an African American employee, went up to Hooters one time to eat and watch a football game. While drinking a soda at a table I chose to sit at the back of the restaurant, Dave Peterson stated that I must leave within 45 minutes, escorted me out of the building, and told me I can sit at the outside bar to continue watching the game.

With this above statement being said, Dave Peterson allows his favorite white cooks to sit not only inside the restaurant after their shifts, but allows them to drink until closing, well after the 45 minute rule.


  • Dave Peterson will deny you the opportunity to apply for a key employee if you are an African American

Around a year ago, Dave Peterson was complaining that he has had to work long hours making him physically exhausted because they were short on managers. I, an African American employee, had asked Dave to read over my resume to be a key holding employee, stating that I would be able to help around the store whenever he needed. In turn, he looked at me and said no because I worked in the same store location with my girlfriend. I told Dave I would be a key employee for the exact same pay-rate and he just shook his head and said he wouldn’t even look at my resume.Less than a week later, Dave Peterson promotes a white cook to the key holding management position whose fiancé worked at the same store location as he did. Two weeks later, this recently promoted employee had failed his drug test resulting in demotion and returned back to the kitchen as a cook.


  • If you are an interracial couple working at the Hooters Marana location, expect to be treated differently by Dave Peterson

During various nights this interracial couple worked together, they were unable to speak even a word to each other without getting scolded. This is cause for concern because there have been other couples, white couples, that have worked at the same location that are able to caress each other, kiss each other, and hold hands with each other on the clock.