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Orlando McDonald's Fires Manager Over Anti-Trans Discrimination

The Orlando McDonald's manager who left a voicemail for a transgender applicant telling her, "We don't hire faggots," has been fired.
The McDonald's on International Drive and Sand Lake Road issued a statement Monday evening saying, "Sand Lake Road McDonald’s has a strict policy prohibiting any form of discrimination or harassment in hiring, termination, or any other aspect of employment in the organization. The restaurant requires all employees to comply with local, state and federal employment laws." The restaurant said it investigated Zikerria Bellamy's claim that the manager called her and left her a hateful voicemail. "You will not get hired. We do not hire (expletive). You lied to me. You told me you were a woman," said the message Bellamy played for Local 6 News. "The behavior of the individual in question is not reflective of the employment policies in the organization. Further, this individual acted outside the scope of his authority and was not responsible for hiring. The individual in question is no longer employed by the restaurant," the statement said.
The victim is considering moving forward with a lawsuit.

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