Trans woman says she was sacked from KFC an hour after being hired
A trans woman has said she was offered a job in KFC, but was sacked within an hour.
The woman, who was hired in the US state of Virginia, has said she was offered the job in KFC, but when the manager saw her driving licence which identified her as male, he let her go.
Georgia Carter, 27, spoke of being excited to be offered the job, and that she had only answered four questions before being told she was successful.
“He was like, ‘You have got the job. I am going to start you out at $7.50 an hour. It’s yours. We are going to start you training on the computer tomorrow.’ It was like 11 to 4,” Carter says.
She told her boyfriend she had been successful, saying: “I’m an active member of society again… I was so happy.”
But she says that within minutes, she was called and told the bad news.
“He was like, ‘My supervisor and I have a problem because on your license it says ‘male,’ but you’re…’ and I was like, ‘I’m transgender,’” Carter says.
Then, when she said she is trans, the manager said: “‘Oh, we can’t hire you because we don’t know which bathroom you can use.’”
The managers said they would reconsider her for the job if Carter changed her gender on her licence.
They insisted that she had not been offered the job, but rather she was just given an interview.