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EEOC Gets Trial for Kroger Religious Workers Over ‘Promise’ Logo

June 24, 2022, 5:01 PM

Kroger Co. may have violated federal religious bias law when it denied requests by two Arkansas workers for accommodations from its dress code requiring most employees to wear an apron with a multicolored symbol the workers say shows support for the LGBTQ community, a federal judge in Little Rock ruled.

Brenda Lawson and Trudy Rickerd were repeatedly disciplined and then fired from their jobs at Kroger’s store in Conway, Ark., in 2019 for refusing on religious grounds to wear a new apron the company rolled out as part of its Our Promise campaign, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said in ...