The fast food chain that is known for being run by deplorables, Chick-fil-A, has been hit with yet another discrimination lawsuit.
Now the popular Christian based food chain has discriminated against an Oakland Park, Illinois man with autism. Can you think of anything worse?
James Kwon’s lawsuit claims that he applied at the fast food chain along with his job coach in mid-2014. Kwon, 25, had previous food service experience from a nearby restaurant.
The lawsuit claims:
‘The branch manager responded that Chick-fil-A was not interested in hiring people with disabilities. When the job coach reiterated that she thought James would do a good job, the branch manager stated that people with disabilities would not be able to succeed at Chick-fil-A.’
Kwon’s lawyer, Jin-Ho Chung of disability activists Equip for Equality states that Chick-fil-A violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), when managers refused to perform an individualized assessment of whether Kwon was capable of performing the job. The ADA also requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for disabled workers; Chung states that Chick-fil-A failed to examine those options.
As reported by Fox News, Kwon worked at another restaurant in 2013 as part of a work study program, where his duties included cleaning. The lawsuit claims that Kwon’s supervisor stated that “James performed his job duties diligently and capably,” and that his job there ended only because the work study program was over.
According to The Huffington Post, former Chick-fil-A employee Brenda Honeycutt sued the company for firing her so she could be a “stay at home mother.” Honeycutt was replaced by a male employee.
Chick fil-A is known for the Christian religious influence that plays in its policies. But now they have really crossed the line. #BoycottChickFila