Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Orlando McDonald's Fires Manager Over Anti-Trans Discrimination

Via JoeMyGod:

Orlando McDonald's Fires Manager Over Anti-Trans Discrimination:
"The Orlando McDonald's manager who left a voicemail for a transgender
applicant telling her, 'We don't hire faggots,' has been fired.
The McDonald's on International Drive and Sand Lake
Road issued a statement Monday evening saying, 'Sand Lake Road McDonald’s has a
strict policy prohibiting any form of discrimination or harassment in hiring,
termination, or any other aspect of employment in the organization. The
restaurant requires all employees to comply with local, state and federal
employment laws.' The restaurant said it investigated Zikerria Bellamy's claim
that the manager called her and left her a hateful voicemail. 'You will not get
hired. We do not hire (expletive). You lied to me. You told me you were a
woman,' said the message Bellamy played for Local 6 News. 'The behavior of the
individual in question is not reflective of the employment policies in the
organization. Further, this individual acted outside the scope of his authority
and was not responsible for hiring. The individual in question is no longer
employed by the restaurant,' the statement said.
The victim is considering moving forward with a lawsuit. "


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