Well, that didn’t take long. Via 11Alive:
Former Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran has filed a complaint against the city alleging that he was discriminated against because of his religion.
Cochran’s attorney filed a federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaint on Wednesday.
Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Jeremy Tedesco issued the following statement:
“Alliance Defending Freedom allied attorney Jonathan Crumly filed an EEOC complaint on behalf of Chief Cochran yesterday based on the City’s clear religious discrimination against the Chief. Americans are guaranteed the freedom to live without fear of losing their jobs because of their beliefs and thoughts. We are continuing to evaluate all available legal options to vindicate Chief Cochran after his unjust termination.”
As this story continues to unfold, Mayor Reed will have a difficult time scraping this mess off his shoe.