Kinzer, et al v. Whole Foods Market, Inc.

  1. April 25, 2024

    Whole Foods May Have Retaliated In BLM Case, 1st Circ. Says

    Whole Foods hasn't yet proven that its firing of a worker who wore a Black Lives Matter mask to work wasn't retaliatory, the First Circuit said in an opinion unsealed Wednesday, ruling that there is a "genuine dispute" as to whether she was terminated for protected conduct.

  2. April 15, 2024

    1st Circ. Reopens Fired Whole Foods Worker's BLM Mask Suit

    The First Circuit reinstated a lawsuit accusing Whole Foods of unlawfully disciplining and then firing an employee who wore a Black Lives Matter mask at work, overturning the Amazon-owned supermarket chain's pretrial win.

  3. December 05, 2023

    1st Circ. Open To Reviving Whole Foods BLM Retaliation Suit

    The First Circuit on Tuesday appeared willing to considerĀ at least partially reversing Whole Foods' pretrial win on retaliation claims brought by three former employees who say the grocery chain disciplined and later fired them for wearing Black Lives Matter masks at work.