EEOC Says KFC Fired Worker For Refusing To Wear Pants

Law360, New York (September 20, 2013, 1:46 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission hit the owner of a Kentucky Fried Chicken location with a religious discrimination suit in North Carolina federal court Thursday, claiming the company illegally fired an employee who would only wear skirts as opposed to pants because of her religious beliefs.

The commission filed the complaint on behalf of Sheila Silver, a Pentecostal Christian woman who would only wear skirts to work, which the restaurant's managing company said ran afoul of its dress code policy.

In its six-page complaint, the...
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