NEW YORK, N.Y. – Home Depot says one of its New York City stores will take steps to ensure employees aren’t promoting political messages at work after one wore a cap opposing a Donald Trump slogan.
The Staten Island Advance newspaper (http://bit.ly/1R9C9EX) says the action was prompted after an image of an employee wearing the cap went viral Wednesday.
Krystal Lake says she went to work wearing a hat that read “America Was Never Great,” a twist on the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s slogan “Make America Great Again.”
She says her point was America “needs changing and improvement.” She says co-workers have worn pro-Trump pins and pendants.
Lake is black. She says she’s received death threats and racist remarks.
Atlanta-based Home Depot Inc. says workers aren’t allowed to wear items reflecting political statements.
Information from: Staten Island Advance, http://www.silive.com