- Workers at chains including Whataburger, Ralphs, and Whole Foods are fighting for their right to wear Black Lives Matter masks and other gear on the job.
- Employers have the right to create dress codes that prevent workers from wearing clothing with any sort of messaging, according to employment and discrimination attorney Wendy Greene.
- However, if these policies are not regularly enforced, employers could be subject to discrimination claims.
- “Even though generally, employers are within their legal rights to bar employees from wearing ‘Black Lives Matter’ masks and shirts, employers should shift the focus from whether I can legally do so to should I do so?” Greene said.
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Workers are fighting for their right to wear Black Lives Matter gear on the job. But, can they win in court?
Last week, Ma’Kiya Congious filed a complaint with Texas officials against Whataburger, saying the burger