Friday’s ruling by a judge was that Home Depot should drop a complaint alleging it violated workers’ rights by denying them the right to wear Black Lives Matter messaging.
Bloomberg reports that the US National Labor Relations Board’s General Counsel claimed that the company violated federal law by prohibiting staff from wearing “Black Lives Matter” imagery on their aprons. This was contrary to Paul Bogas, an administrative law judge.
Bogas stated that Black Lives Matter labels were not objectively and sufficiently directly related to terms and conditions for employment.
Bogas said that Black Lives Matter was “originated and is primarily used to address the unjustified killings Black people by law enforcement and vigilantes.”
Appeals to decisions made by agency judges may be made to the Washington, D.C. labor board, which is currently controlled by Democrats, and can then be moved to federal court.
Fox News Digital contacted Home Depot for comment but they did not respond immediately.
Last year, the NLRB claimed that Home Depot had “selectively” and “discriminately” enforced its dress code in order to target Black Lives Matter imagery.