USA: Applicant sues fast food chain Chick-fil-A over alleged disability discrimination in hiring practices

Author: Chris Fuhrmeister, Eater (USA), Published on: 4 January 2017

"Lawsuit Alleges Chick-fil-A Won’t Hire Individuals With Disabilities [Updated]", 28 Dec 2016

Chick-fil-A is regularly regarded as the fast food chain with the friendliest customer service, but a recently filed lawsuit alleges the chain’s hiring practices aren’t as nice.  An Illinois man claims he was denied a job at Chick-fil-A because he has autism, Courthouse News reports...The lawsuit claims Kwon completed a work-study program at another Orland Park restaurant in 2013, and he worked with a job coach to land a full-time position at Chick-fil-A in 2014.  But, a branch manager allegedly did not allow the 25-year-old to apply...Kwon is seeking lost compensation and benefits, back pay with interest, compensatory, and punitive damages...Kevin Bulmann, owner of the Orland Park location, denies Kwon’s allegations...

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