Religious Discrimination Complaint Against Kroger

In a recent complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas – captioned Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. The Kroger Company d/b/a Kroger Store No. 625, E.D. Ark. 20-cv-01099 (filed Sept. 14, 2020) – the EEOC alleges that Kroger violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991 by denying accommodations (relating to a dress code requiring the display of LGBTQ-friendly imagery) to two Kroger employees because of their sincerely-held religious belief (that “homosexuality is a sin” based on their “literal interpretation of the bible,” such that wearing the logo showed their advocacy of the LGBTQ community) and in retaliation for requesting a religious accommodation.

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