Kohl’s ‘Racial Equity’ Merchandise Spurs Worker Retaliation Suit

Sept. 15, 2021, 9:29 PM

A former Kohl’s Inc. supervisor in Kentucky can pursue her lawsuit alleging she was fired in retaliation for opposing her general manager’s racist views about an intended display of “equity” items in their store, a federal judge in Lexington ruled.

Meredith Crawford says the items arrived in summer 2020 and included a shirt depicting different colored hands joined together and the slogan “we’re all in this together.” It also included a book on “how not to be a racist,” she says.

But her GM refused to allow the display, saying “this is Lexington, not some big city” and “we aren’t ...

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