Chick-Fil-A Faced 12 Employment Discrimination Suits Since 1988
Forbes reported in 2007 that Chick-fil-A has been sued a dozen times for employment discrimination according to district court records. A 2002 suit involved “Aziz Latif, a former Chick-fil-A restaurant manager in Houston [who] sued the company in 2002 after Latif, a Muslim, says he was fired a day after he didn’t participate in a group prayer to Jesus Christ at a company training program in 2000. The suit was settled on undisclosed terms.”
And the company holds prayer meetings, voluntary of course: ”Company meetings and retreats include prayers, and the company encourages franchisees to market their restaurants through church groups. Howe Rice, a franchisee in Glen Allen, Va., hosts a Bible study group in one of his two Chick-fil-A restaurants every Tuesday.”
Founder S. Truett Cathy (pictured) wants married workers because he believes them to be more productive. But gays can’t get married, and the company has contributed to organizations fighting gay marriage.