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Whole Foods workers sue over Black Lives Matter masks

"Erna Delmonte" (2020-08-28)

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Whole Foods employees are required to wear masks at work due to the coronavirus.

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Whole Foods workers are accusing the grocery chain of discriminating against employees for wearing Black Lives Matter face masks at work. In a proposed class action suit filed Monday, the workers allege that Amazon-owned Whole Foods sent employees home without pay or took other disciplinary actions against them for wearing face masks with BLM messages.

The allegations appear to clash with public support for BLM from Amazon and CEO Jeff Bezos. Last month, Bezos to racist customer emails, defending a Black Lives Matter banner that appeared on Amazon's site. The e-commerce giant also