The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a lawsuit against The Kroger Company Monday.
In the lawsuit, the EEOC claimed Kroger Store No. 625 in Conway violated federal law when it fired two employees who asked for a religious accommodation to avoid wearing an emblem they believed went against their religious beliefs.
According to the lawsuit, the Conway grocery store implemented a new dress code, which included an apron with a rainbow-colored heart emblem on the bib. The women believed the emblem endorsed LGBTQ values and by wearing the apron, their religious beliefs would be violated. According to the EEOC, one woman offered to wear the apron with the emblem covered and the other offered to wear a different apron without the emblem, but the company did not attempt to accommodate. The EEOC claimed when the women refused to wear the apron with the emblem visible, Kroger retaliated against them by disciplining and ultimately firing them. Read more»
KARK News | “EEOC sues Kroger Co., claims workers at Conway store fired over religious objections to dress code” | Sept 15, 2020
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