A transgender woman is suing her former employer for sexual harassment and discrimination.
She is suing the organization—a large multi-national fast food chain—and the owner of the Michigan franchise where she worked.
According to the lawsuit, managers at the restaurant subjected the former employee to "extreme sexual harassment and disparate treatment." The 25-year-old alleges that, during the five months she worked full-time at the restaurant, coworkers called her a "boy-slash-girl"; forced her to use a bathroom that was serving as a storage closet; and groped her genitals. She further alleges that management cut her hours and eventually terminated her in retaliation for reporting the abuse.
The former employee is seeking damages for lost wages, emotional pain, and loss of self-esteem. Curtis M. Wong "Trans Employee Sues McDonald's For 'Extreme Sexual Harassment,' Discrimination," www.huffingtonpost.com (Jun. 17, 2017).