Last week, Marissa Holcomb, a former manager at a Popeyes restaurant in Texas, was fired by the location's franchise owner following a robbery at gunpoint. Now, according to WUSA9 she's suing the company for $5.5 million. Holcomb, who was pregnant at the time of the robbery, lost her job because she refused to pay the money back to the restaurant owner. She told authorities, "I just had a gun to me. I'm not paying the money." She was fired a day later.
Popeyes's central office stepped in and offered Holcomb her job back, but not before the news that the company had fired a pregnant employee went viral. Holcomb initially refused the job offer, explaining to a local news station, "I don't want to go back to a business where I'm treated the same and I just get pushed back out if something else happened."
Today, local news outlets report that Holcomb has lawyered up and is ready to fight for over $5 million in damages. Her attorney Marc Bozeman, released a statement to Popeyes, "Even though you have offered to give the job back to her only to save face after experiencing bad publicity, the damage from your egregious conduct has been done."
Meanwhile, Holcomb is working at a different Popeyes until the corporation responds to her attorney's request. Bozeman is giving the company 30 days to take or leave the offer before he files a formal lawsuit.
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