Chick-fil-A: Like Mad Men, Only Terrible
In case you were undecided about just how horrible Chick-fil-A is, I have news. Not only do they hate the gays. They hate the women, too!
I think that, if you looked deep into your soul, you saw this coming.
The timing really couldn’t have been better. On the heels of restaurant president Dan Cathy’s
stunning unsurprising admission that he is totally anti-gay, Chick-fil-A is now being sued for sex discrimination.
According to GLAAD, Brenda Honeycutt is suing for wrongful termination. Despite her performance being evaluated as “satisfactory-to-above satisfactory,” the former restaurant employee was dismissed so she could be a “stay at home mother.”
Spit take! If these allegations are true, then Chick-fil-A isn’t even trying to be subtle about its regressive views on sex and gender. Hey, Chick-fil-A! This isn’t 1956. If you want to discriminate against women — and who wouldn’t? — you need to be more sneaky. You need to give women smaller raises. Get creative! But subtlety is the key. You don’t fire people because you think they should be stay at home moms. Too obvious!
But it gets worse! According to GLAAD:
Honeycutt was terminated by [owner and operator of Duluth, GA’s Chick-Fil-A restaurants Jeff] Howard after meetings with restaurant management (during which she was not present), and was replaced by a male employee. The lawsuit cites a pattern of discrimination against female employees, who, after being terminated, were also replaced by male employees in Northern Georgia’s Chick-Fil-A restaurants.
She was fired after meetings with management that she didn’t attend! Then they replaced her with a man. Seriously, Chick-fil-A. You are bad at this.
Admittedly, at this point these are only allegations. The suit was only filed in May. But if they are true, it’s clear that Chick-fil-A is so out of step with modern American values that it’s almost quaint to watch. Like Mad Men, only terrible.
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