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Should Companies Allow 'Black Lives Matter' Gear?

Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe’s, Taco Bell and Starbucks have faced protests from employees over policies prohibiting political speech on uniforms. While the same companies voice support for the Black Lives Matter movement, they draw the line at allowing employees to wear masks or other attire that expresses solidarity with the cause. “Employers, reluctant to alienate customers or employees, may hope banning personal statements across the board will keep conflict at bay,” according to the Chicago Tribune. “But they must consider the legal ramifications of restricting certain forms of expression, and the cost of bad publicity and poor employee morale.”

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