Home Depot Threatened Employees For Their Support Of Black Lives Matter: NLRB Complaint

  • The NLRB complaint states that Home Depot management threatened workers with “unspecified consequences” for wearing BLM slogans on their uniforms.
  • A worker who was allegedly told to choose between wearing the slogan and keeping their job, was then suspended and finally terminated, according to the complaint.
  • An unspecified Home Depot spokesperson claims in an email that the NLRB complaint “misrepresents” what had actually happened. 

Dave Jamieson from Huffpost writes:

“An official with the National Labor Relations Board has filed a complaint against Home Depot alleging that the retailer discriminated against a Minneapolis employee for their Black Lives Matter activism at work.

The filing from an NLRB regional director claims the company used its uniform policy to “selectively and disparately” punish workers who had the initials “BLM” on their Home Depot aprons. 

An official with the National Labor Relations Board has filed a complaint against Home Depot alleging that the retailer discriminated against a Minneapolis employee for their Black Lives Matter activism at work.

The filing from an NLRB regional director claims the company used its uniform policy to “selectively and disparately” punish workers who had the initials “BLM” on their Home Depot aprons. 

“The NLRA protects employees’ rights to raise these issues with the goal of improving their working conditions,” Hadsall said. “It is this important right we seek to protect in this case.” 

Hadsall’s complaint seeks to force Home Depot to post a notice in all of its stores in the U.S. clarifying that workers have the right to address racial discrimination without fear of retaliation…”

See full story here.



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