Georgia Carter, a transgender woman, was hired by a Richmond, Va., KFC and then fired within an hour, because of her gender identity, according to an ABC News report.
The restaurant’s manager of the location initially said he fired the woman because he didn’t know which bathroom she would use. Then he said she was fired because her gender was listed as male on her identification. He said if her gender was changed, she could have the job. Finally, he said she only had an interview and was never hired.
When KFC’s corporate office was contacted, a spokesperson made it clear the company doesn’t tolerate discrimination.
“KFC will not tolerate discrimination. The franchisee terminated this manager & Ms Carter was offered a job at any Richmond KFC,” KFC tweeted.
So the manager was fired by the franchisee and Carter has a job.