A former Columbus KFC employee alleges she was illegally fired in retaliation for reporting sexual harassment and racial discrimination, according to a federal lawsuit filed earlier this week. Jessica Taylor alleges she was harassed by co-workers at the Kentucky Fried Chicken on 6760 Veterans Parkway in 2019.
The lawsuit was filed against JRN Inc., a Tennessee-based franchisee that operates the Columbus store. The lawsuit alleges that JRN discriminated and retaliated against Taylor in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Civil Rights Act of 1866, section 1981.
Taylor’s attorney, J. Stephen Mixon, Jr., declined to comment about the lawsuit. Attempts to contact JRN before publication were not returned.
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