Transgender Teen: McDonald's Refused to Hire Me

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A transgender teen in Florida is saying that a McDonald's restaurant refused to let her interview for a job.

A discrimination complaint against the restaurant in Orlando was filed Monday with the Florida Commission on Human Relations.

Zikerria Bellamy claims two McDonald's managers refused to interview her after she applied for a job. She also says one of the managers later left her a voicemail message that included a gay slur.

The 17-year-old Bellamy is male but says she has been living as a woman for about six years.

A spokeswoman says McDonald's planned to issue a statement later Monday.

The New York-based Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund filed the complaint on Bellamy's behalf.


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