Local KFC under fire for allegedly firing a transgender woman

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A local KFC is under fire for allegedly hiring and then firing a transgender woman.

Georgia Carter, 27, says at first she was elated.

“He was like you have got the job,” Carter said. “I am going to start you out at $7.50 an hour. It is yours. We are going start you training on the computer tomorrow. It was like 11 to four (o clock).”

The manager offered her a position after only four questions.

“I went to my boyfriend and said I have a job,” Carter said. “I am an active member of society. I was so happy.”

Carter says she received a very disappointing call from the KFC manager after about an hour.


“He was like my supervisor and I have a problem because on your license it says male but you’re … I said I’m transgender,”  Carter said.

Carter says she couldn’t believe the manager’s reason for rescinding the job offer.

“Oh, we can’t hire you because we don’t know which bathroom you can use,” Carter said.

8News reached out to the KFC manager and he says management never offered Georgia Carter a job. The corporate office for KFC have not responded to a request for comment.

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