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Man With Down Syndrome Gets Fired From Wendy's After 20 Years Of Loyal Service | "Very Unfortunate Mistake"
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Man With Down Syndrome Gets Fired From Wendy's After 20 Years Of Loyal Service | "Very Unfortunate Mistake"

The franchise organization was reportedly unaware of the firing and assured that he would be reinstated on the schedule.

Image source: Facebook/ Cona Young Turner
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A North Carolina man with Down syndrome was fired from his job at a Wendy's location after 20 years of employment. As per TODAY, Dennis Peek worked at the Stanley, North Carolina branch of the fast food chain giant. His sister Cona Turner, shared the news of his dismissal with a Facebook post on Wednesday, October 5. "My brother Dennis has worked at Wendy's in Stanley for over 20 years and I am heartbroken to say they have fired him!!!!!!!!" she wrote. "His dream was to retire from there someday and he was looking forward to a huge retirement party, we may just give him that party and tell him he has retired because he does not understand being fired!!!!!!!!"

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Turner further wrote, "They told me he was unable to perform the duties of a normal person's job!!!! I am also looking into wrongful termination of special needs employees, wish me luck! I am very disappointed with the management at Wendy's in Stanley, they have no idea how they hurt my brother!" Carolina Restaurant Group, the franchise organization that operates the Stanley location of Wendy's, shared a statement about Peek's termination via email with TODAY. "We are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for our employees and customers," the statement read. "This was a very unfortunate mistake and lapse in protocol."