Monday, December 7, 2009

Transgender woman denied McDonald's job; anti-gay slur used

This is just appalling:

Seventeen-year-old Zikerria Bellamy applied online for a position as a shift manager or crew leader at an Orlando McDonald's. When she went in for the interview on July 28, Bellamy says a manager forced her to check a box indicating her gender.
She said she was told she would not be granted an interview and received an angry, hateful voicemail from the manager later in the day.
"You went to [indistinguishable] McDonald's today," the message says. "It doesn't matter how many times you go down there. You will not get hired. We do not hire faggots. You lied to me. You told me you was a woman. And then you lied to me. You told me you were seventeen. I can't believe you. You're a lying brother. How could you ever lie to me?"
How is it any business of that man's?  This woman is presenting and identifies as a women, therefore she is a woman.  His calling her a man and using an anti-gay slur is unutterably disrespectful.  He had no business leaving her a hateful message on her voicemail.  So add harassment to the strikes against this guy.  

Given that this is not the first time a McDonald's employee has discriminated against potential employees, or customers.  You would think that McDonald's would do something about the bigots they employ so that this discrimination does not continue to happen.  

You can fill out this form to let them know that gender discrimination is against the law, and it's unacceptable for McDonald's to condone this bigotry from their employees.  

I certainly hope this man is no longer employed there, but I might be hoping for too much here.

H/T sexgenderbody via Twitter


MommyGrandeur said...

I was not surprised when I read this happened at an Orlando location. I see alot of discrimination in FL. Very, very sad.

FilthyGrandeur said...

yeah, i sent my angry letter earlier. i still can't believe that we're almost in the year 2010 and people are still being discriminated against. and in this economy?? what the hell??

Craig said...

It's very common in atlanta to walk into a mcd's, 6 flags, dept store or car dealership and be greeted and helped by a transgender person. for all of atlanta's pitfalls and prejudices, the communities here have a pretty good rate of forward progression in this area.