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Taco Bell Fires Employee For Black Lives Matter Face Covering

  • TMZ, Thursday, June 18, 2020 5:50 PM
Taco Bell fired an 8-year shift leader over his Black Lives Matter face covering. The employee said Taco Bell's policy says only that face coverings have to be clean. He explained in a Facebook Live video that he wore the face cover because the surgical masks provided to employees proved inadequate in warm conditions — his location’s air conditioning had not been working — and it was difficult to breathe while wearing the surgical mask. Taco Bell said in a statement that due to mask shortages, employees are allowed to use their own mask or face covering and it was "disappointed to learn what took place” and it is “working with our franchisee that operates this location to understand what happened.”

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