Florida Firm Removes American Flags From the Desks of Employees Who are Responding to the Attack on America–Truth!
Summary of eRumor:
This email says that the CEO of a company called NCCI Holdings in Boca Raton, Florida, confiscated American flags from workers who had them on their desks in response to the terrorist attacks on America.
According to an article in the Palm Beach Post newspaper, the story is true but after a storm of protest, the company reversed itself and is now allowing the flags.
The CEO of the company, Bill Schrempf, had the flags removed because he felt that some employees might find them offensive. His memo to employees said, “Divisive statements or actions, political or religious discussions and anything else that could be divisive or mean different things to different people are not appropriate in our work environment,”
An NCCI spokesman said the company has a long-standing policy of prohibiting employees from bringing political or religious symbols into the workplace and that there were only about 10 flags removed from desks.