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White Employee Accused of Racist Statement Loses Discrimination Claims

June 22, 2022


A white director of training development for a Chick-Fil-A franchise who was fired for commenting that a Black employee might be a “protester” shortly after George Floyd’s death did not assert a valid legal claim, a federal district court ruled.

After the plaintiff was hired as a team member, the franchise provided him with its Team Member Policy Handbook, which included a Civility, Equal Employment Opportunity & Non-Harassment Policy. The plaintiff later became the director of training development.

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