Ex-baker sues Panera, says she was fired for practicing paganism – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A former baker at a Panera Bread store has sued the café and restaurant chain, saying she was harassed and then fired because she practices Paganism.

Tammy McCoy, of Clairton, filed the suit in federal court Wednesday against Pan American Group, which does business as Panera Bread, on religious discrimination grounds.

Ms. McCoy said she was hired at the Pleasant Hills store in October 2019 and reported to general manager Lori Dubs and assistant general manager Kerri Ann Show.

On May 29, Ms. McCoy was taking a break with Ms. Show, Ms. Dubs and another employee. At first, they were talking about various subjects, such as music, but then Ms. Show started talking about religion, according to the suit.

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