Waitress refuses to serve couple over transgender comments

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — A Fond du Lac woman says she was fired from a restaurant for refusing to serve a couple who were making disparaging comments about a transgender woman sitting at the bar.

Brittany Spencer worked as a server at Fat Joe's Bar & Grill in Fond du Lac. Spencer says she went to her manager last Saturday night to ask if someone else could serve the couple because she felt that ignoring their hateful comments was just as bad as saying disparaging things.

WTMJ-TV says Spencer was told to do her job or go home. She chose to leave.

Tad Wallender is one of the owners. He says his servers have a duty to serve all customers and not discriminate against anyone. Spencer posted the incident on Facebook and was told she was fired.

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Information from: WTMJ-TV, http://www.todaystmj4.com