Whole Foods: We can use 'Racism has no place here.' Our employees can'tChristian Fernsby ▼ | July 7, 2020
A Connecticut Whole Foods store prohibited a group of its employees on Saturday from wearing shirts printed with the phrase 'racism has no place here.'
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The Whole Foods employees were given three choices: they could turn their shirts inside out, change shirts entirely, or go home, Johnson said.
"Most of us chose to go home," said Johnson, who has worked for Whole Foods for more than two years. "We didn't feel it should be considered a violation of dress code because it's the company's own words."
Whole Foods has used the phrase "racism has no place here" in its own marketing materials concerning the Black Lives Matter movement, she said. ■