Woman Sues Chick-fil-A for Gender Bias
Meanwhile, Kansas students want outlets off their campuses
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jul 27, 2012 10:06 AM CDT
This Thursday, July 19, 2012 photo shows a Chick-fil-A fast food restaurant in Atlanta.   (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

(Newser) – As if it didn't have enough controversy on its hands, Chick-fil-A is now facing a gender discrimination lawsuit from a woman who says she was fired so that she could be a "stay-at-home mother," GLAAD reports. In the suit, the woman (who has worked for the restaurant since 1991) says she had been rated a "satisfactory-to-above-satisfactory" employee of a Duluth, Georgia, Chick-fil-A. She says management replaced her with a male employee, and that this was part of a "pattern of discrimination against female employees."

Of course, the suit is just a sideshow compared to the controversy raging over the chicken chain's public opposition to gay marriage. Students at two Kansas universities are circulating petitions demanding Chick-fil-A be exiled from their campuses, the Kansas City Star reports. One, at the University of Kansas, has more than 1,600 signatures. The other, at Wichita State, has 450. Chick-fil-A provides food service at Wichita, and the school says it won't address the situation unless it gets reports of discrimination. Click for more on the recent uproar, including a California protest.

More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
Woman Sues Chick-fil-A for Gender Bias is...
37%
6%
1%
5%
49%
1%
You Might Like
Comments
Showing 3 of 106 comments
LollieDotCom
Jul 28, 2012 8:10 AM CDT
Okay, until the lgtb community gets together and starts applying to Chik fil a for jobs so they can fill up the chik fil a workforce with gay people or sue them out of existence I'm done with this conversation. Mobilize. Take action. This is no longer a matter for griping or sniping. This is a matter for assertive action to fill their workforce with gay people and then at some point, strike, leaving the stores less than half their work forces all at once, chicken meat going bad... oh wait, I forgot it's the saltiest food in the world. It will never rot with that much salt. Never mind. Leave the place alone, Let the bigots eat themselves into early strokes there. Whatever.
thirdimpact
Jul 27, 2012 11:32 PM CDT
Liberals can be so intolerant.
MisterPlinkett
Jul 27, 2012 8:05 PM CDT
people have become such pathetic, entitled victims