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By TOM PASZALA, Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A fast food worker says she was fired after she protested a promotion.

The Texas woman, who says she had worked at a fast-food restaurant for nearly a decade, says she filed a complaint with the state Department of Human Resources alleging retaliation for being gay.

Agency spokeswoman Lauren Jaffe says the worker was terminated on Monday.

She says she has not yet been provided a copy of the termination letter.AUSTIN — A Texas fast-tying union leader says she’s been fired after the department said she was retaliated against for publicly speaking out against a company that paid her for speaking out about a promotion she says discriminated against her.

In a letter Monday to the Texas Employment Relations Commission, the Texas Restaurant Association said the worker’s termination was because she refused to comply with a promotion to a more senior job.

The union’s president, Melissa Arterberry, said in a statement the woman’s complaint against the Wendy’s Corporation was “politically motivated” and she wanted to see her case brought before a state tribunal.

Wendy’s has denied any discrimination against the employee.

The agency said the termination was not an illegal firing and did not involve retaliation.

Wendy and the union did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The state Labor Department said it was reviewing the letter and that it could take up the case later this month.