Man fired over button on apron

2009-10-29 04:31:53 (GMT) (WiredPRNews.com - Law, News)

Wired PR News reports a man was reportedly fired from Home Depot for wearing a button with the word God displayed on it.

A Florida man has stated he was fired for wearing a button that had the word God displayed on it.

West Palm Beach, Florida (WiredPRNews.com) – A former Home Depot employee has stated he was fired from his job over a button he wore frequently to work. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Trevor Keezor stated the company fired him for wearing a button that had the words “One nation under God, indivisible” displayed on it.

Keezor is quoted by the AP as stating, “I’ve worn it for well over a year and I support my country and God… I was just doing what I think every American should do, just love my country.”

Craig Fishel, a spokesman for Home Depot, is quoted in the report as stating of Keezor’s firing, “This associate chose to wear a button that expressed his religious beliefs. The issue is not whether or not we agree with the message on the button… That’s not our place to say, which is exactly why we have a blanket policy, which is long-standing and well-communicated to our associates, that only company-provided pins and badges can be worn on our aprons.”

An attorney for Keezor, Kara Skorupa, is reportedly planning to file a lawsuit against Home Depot.

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