Two cousins from Virginia say they experienced discrimination after a Little Ceasars Employee typed “GAY” on their order receipt.
WTVR reports Rosman Harris and his cousin Marcus Robertson visited the Little Ceasars in Henrico last Friday to place an order and waited about 15 minutes for their food. When it was time to pick up their food, the cousins noticed that something was off about their receipt.
“It was this preconceived notion of, ‘Oh, these are gay men.’ So, why would you write that on the ticket? I’m not understanding that,”
Harris added that he asked the restaurant manager about the cashier’s actions but never received an answer.
The employee was fired as of Monday after Harris’ other cousin went to confront them on Sunday.
“She said, ‘Well, oh, he was being loud, he was being rude.’ So, my cousin was, like, ‘No, he wasn’t being loud or rude. He’s hearing impaired, so when he talked loud that’s for him to hear himself speak,'”
A rep from Little Ceasars released a statement in reference to the incident and the cousins say they have not received an apology from the restaurant.
“Little Caesars maintains a zero-tolerance policy against any violations of professional conduct. This is a highly unusual, isolated situation at a store locally owned and operated by a franchisee. The franchise owner took immediate action to investigate this matter and has terminated the employment of the individual involved in the incident.”
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