Bloomberg Law
Nov. 24, 2020, 6:52 PM

Kroger Says ‘Promise’ Logo Not LGBTQ Support, EEOC Suit Off Base

Patrick Dorrian
Patrick Dorrian

A multicolored symbol Kroger Co. included on new aprons employees were required to wear was designed to reflect a promise to customers and doesn’t support the EEOC’s religious bias suit for two workers who believed it was an LGBTQ rainbow flag, the company said.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued the grocery chain Sept. 14 on behalf of Brenda Lawson and Trudy Rickerd. Lawson and Rickerd both adhere to a literal interpretation of the Bible and believe homosexuality is a sin, the agency said.

But when they objected to being required to display the new logo and sought religious-based accommodations ...

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