Man says Home Depot fired him over God button

 
 
Avatar
 
 
rab
Total Posts:  1835
Joined  26-03-2006
 
 
 
30 October 2009 16:30
 

This guy claims he wore the button that read “One Nation Under God, Indivisible” for a year before management said anything, until he began bringing his bible to work to read during his lunch break. But once his boss told him he couldn’t wear it, then it became his responsibility as an employee to not wear it. Simple as that. Home Depot claims it does not allow political statements to be worn by its employees, and they regard the button as making a political statement.

Trevor Keezer is now suing Home Depot for religious discrimination. If he did wear it for a year before management said anything, he may have a case. He was also allowed to wear a company approved button “United We Stand.” That could be taken as a political statement too.

I dunno. I think he may have a case. Thoughts?

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2009-10-28-god-button-home-depot_N.htm

 
goodgraydrab
 
Avatar
 
 
goodgraydrab
Total Posts:  1891
Joined  19-12-2007
 
 
 
06 November 2009 08:20
 

Interesting legal case. Hope he loses. But if he wins, does that mean Atheists can wear buttons at work too? Ex: “There is no God in which to trust.”

 
 
W. Collins
 
Avatar
 
 
W. Collins
Total Posts:  6
Joined  13-07-2009
 
 
 
14 November 2009 18:13
 

Sounds like the guy may have a case. I’d rather he lost but I mean those words do come straight from the Pledge of Allegiance. Maybe that doesn’t matter though, most businesses are secular, and you’re supposed to check your faith, or lack of it, at the door. Here’s something I never knew until recently, the words “under God” were only added to the Pledge of Allegiance in 1954, a relatively short time ago.