Judge Slams BLM Slogan

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(RightIsRight.co) – In a smackdown of Black Lives Matter (BLM) and retail employees who want to adorn their uniforms with the BLM slogan, a judge has ordered that Home Depot employees cannot wear the Black Lives Matter slogan on their aprons at work.

According to The Washington Times in “Judge sides with Home Depot against workers wearing BLM slogan on aprons”:

“A judge has dismissed the complaint of a former employee who claimed that The Home Depot violated workers’ rights by refusing to let them wear “Black Lives Matter” on their uniform aprons.

“The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) complaint, filed last year, argued that Black Lives Matter should be exempted from the home improvement retailer’s uniform policy, which bans political or religious messages “unrelated to workplace matters” from workers’ aprons and clothing.

“Administrative law Judge Paul Bogas ruled Friday that NLRB lawyers failed to show that the BLM slogan was relevant to improving employees’ working conditions.” [emphasis added]

The judge, while sounding somewhat sympathetic to the complaint, wrote:

“The record shows that the message was primarily used, and generally understood, to address the unjustified killings of Black individuals by law enforcement and vigilantes. A message about unjustified killings of Black men, while a matter of profound societal importance, is not directly relevant to the terms, conditions, or lot of Home Depot’s employees as employees.” [emphasis added]

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