KFC fires manager for refusing transgender applicant

Brand managers at the fast-food chain’s parent organization were quick to take action after a Virginia woman alleged she was fired for being transgender.

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Yum Foods responded quickly in the face of discrimination allegations involving one of its biggest brands—KFC.

A 27-year-old transgender woman—Georgia Carter—says she was offered a job at a Virginia KFC, only to have it rescinded hours later when the hiring manager noticed her driver’s license listed her as a male.

The manager called Carter to tell her KFC couldn’t hire her because, “We don’t know which bathroom you can use,” she told a local ABC reporter. RELATED: Improve business results by measuring the impact of all your internal communications.

After the details of the story emerged online, Yum Brands’ marketing managers took action and issued the following statement:

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