Fired Georgia Chick-fil-A Employee Sues After Repeatedly Being Told to be a 'Stay Home Mom'

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.
By: Tracy E. Gilchrist
July 26 2012 7:25 PM

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. 

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