Cori McCreery, 29, was born and raised in Rapid City, South Dakota and worked as a store clerk for the owner of Don’s Valley Market, a local grocery chain, on and off for a total of five years at two separate businesses. When re-hired in August 2010, McCreery was promoted to supervisor three months into the job. Supported by family and friends, McCreery notified her employer that she would be transitioning on the job. After initial assurance about job security, Don’s fired McCreery. Don’s claimed that McCreery was “making other employees uncomfortable” and that Don’s had a “7 million dollar investment to protect.”
McCreery won a $50,000 settlement for unlawful discrimination based on sex a la Macy v. Holder. The authors of Gender Identity Watch support this outcome and wish McCreery the best.