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A Former Employee at Whataburger Alleges That She Was Fired for Wearing a BLM Mask

A woman filed a lawsuit against Whataburger on Thursday after she says she was targeted by her white managers because she wore a “Black Lives Matter” mask to work at a Fort Worth restaurant.

Last August, Ma’Kiya Congious said she was forced out of her job at the Texas-based fast food chain for wearing the BLM face mask to work in east Fort Worth.

In the suit filed in Dallas County, Congious, who is Black, said she faced racial discrimination by Whataburger management. She wore the mask multiple times, and her supervisors and district manager did not say anything about her not being allowed to wear the face covering, she said. That changed after a customer complained about the mask on Aug. 4, 2020, the lawsuit says.

Read the source article at star-telegram.com

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