The online retailer announced a new fulfillment center in Little Rock, Arkansas, which will reportedly open next year and create more than 1,000 full-time jobs.
Whole Foods Market was sued on Monday by employees who accused the upscale grocery chain of punishing workers who wear “Black Lives Matter” face masks on the job.
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The 14 plaintiffs in the proposed nationwide class action accused Whole Foods, a unit of Amazon.com Inc, of sending workers home without pay or imposing disciplinary actions for wearing the masks and related apparel.
WHOLE FOODS BOYCOTT GROWS AFTER STORE SENDS EMPLOYEES IN BLACK LIVES MATTER MASKS HOME
Whole Foods said the masks violate its longstanding dress code banning clothing with “visible slogans, messages, logos or advertising” unrelated to the company.