Goodyear’s new ‘zero-tolerance policy’ allows staff to wear BLM shirts but forbids MAGA hats and other clothing items.
An employee at Goodyear’s base in Ohio is calling out the company’s new “woke” policy.
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) August 18, 2020
The photo tweeted out by an employee shows the company’s “diversity” training showing what is acceptable and unacceptable under the company’s zero tolerance policy.
Acceptable: “Black Lives Matter (BLM), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride”.
Unacceptable according to the company: Blue Lives Matter, All Lives Matter, MAGA Attire, Political Affiliated Slogans or Material.
The presentation was reportedly prepared by the firm’s corporate office in Akron, Ohio.
“If someone wants to wear a BLM shirt in here, then cool. I’m not going to get offended about it. But at the same time, if someone’s not going to be able to wear something that is politically based, even in the farthest stretch of the imagination, that’s discriminatory,” the employee who leaked the image told local media.
The policy has angered people with dozens of people vowing to go elsewhere next time they need new tyres.
‘Very hypocritical of @Goodyear to allow some forms of political statements, but not others. Guess I will have to stop buying their products’ said one user.
Another said: ‘Good Luck @goodyear. We will see you on the bankruptcy line in 18 months.’
Goodyear responded to the allegations with a generic police statement reading:
“Goodyear is committed to fostering an inclusive and respectful workplace where all of our associates can do their best in a spirit of teamwork. As part of this commitment, we do allow our associates to express their support on racial injustice and other equity issues but ask that they refrain from workplace expressions, verbal or otherwise, in support of political campaigning for any candidate or political party as well as other similar forms of advocacy that fall outside the scope of equity issues.”
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