SD Store Settles With Fired Transgender Employee
by Associated Press
September 18, 2013 7:50 AM
A Rapid City grocery store has settled with an employee who claimed she was fired for being a transgender.
Cori McCreery says she was fired in 2010 from Don's Valley Market after she announced she was transitioning from being a man to being a woman. McCreery had worked at the store on and off for five years and at one point had held a supervisory position.
McCreery filed a discrimination complaint and the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission investigated. The EEOC says the store has agreed to pay McCreery $50,000 and apologize to her.
The store also must develop an anti-discrimination policy and provide anti-discrimination training annually for employees.
Store owner Don Turner says he settled to avoid a costly legal fight and does not admit guilt.