Last week Chick-fil-A’s president Dan Cathy said he openly opposes same-sex marriage, sparking a firestorm in response both for and against the company. Now, the fast-food chain is facing a gender discrimination lawsuit, according to a release from GLAAD.
Former Chick-fil-A employee Brenda Honeycutt is suing the company for gender discrimination, alleging that owner and operator of Duluth, Georgia’s Chick-fil-As, Jeff Howard, fired her so that she could be a “stay home mother” despite her “satisfactory-to-above-satisfactory employment history with the company.
"During the Plaintiff’s employment, Defendant Howard routinely made comments to the Plaintiff suggesting that as a mother she should stay home with her children," the lawsuit states.
Honeycutt’s termination from the company came after a meeting, at which she was not present, between Howard and restaurant management, according to GLAAD. She was replaced by a male employee. According to the lawsuit, Honeycutt’s case was another incident in a pattern of discrimination against other female employees who were all replaced by men in Northern Georgia’s Chick-fil-A restaurants.
Read the details of the lawsuit here.