Thursday, August 4, 2016

Wearing ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ insignia could be punishable racial harassment

Via Billy


The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, among its other functions, decides “hostile work environment” harassment claims brought against federal agencies. In doing so, it applies the same legal rules that courts apply to private employers, and that the EEOC follows in deciding whether to sue private employers. The EEOC has already ruled that coworkers’ wearing Confederate flag T-shirts can be punishable harassment (a decision that I think is incorrect); and, unsurprisingly, this is extending to other political speech as well. Here’s an excerpt from Shelton D. [pseudonym] v. Brennan, 2016 WL 3361228, decided by the EEOC two months ago:

6 comments:

  1. Gonna buy a shirt for every day of the week and a couple of hats too, just to piss them off!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Then I don't want to see Malcolm X hats, NAACP License plates,BLM Bullshit andpictures of thug rappers either. Racial Harassment.
    Touche'

    ReplyDelete
  3. Sorry for commenting so late on this one. It just dawned on me why those morons think that. It is because the Tea Party folks used that flag and the Tea Party folks are racist therefore that flag must be racist.

    i first heard that implied by Juan Williams on The O'Reilly Factor back in 2010. (back when I watched it, haven't watched that self centered blow-hard in years). Juan showed just what an ignorant fool he is. O'Reilly straightened him out. See:
    http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/matthew-balan/2010/03/30/juan-williams-dont-tread-me-flags-are-timothy-mcveigh-imagery

    Terry
    Fla.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. http://freenorthcarolina.blogspot.com/2016/08/2010-juan-williams-dont-tread-on-me.html

      Delete