The American Civil Liberties Union, New York, said last week it has brought a suit against Winn-Dixie Stores, Jacksonville, Fla., on behalf of a man who said he was fired by the company for wearing women's clothes in his off-hours. The ACLU said Peter Oiler was "a happily married heterosexual truck driver" who worked for 20 years at a Louisiana branch of Winn-Dixie until his supervisors learned last year that he occasionally cross-dressed off the job. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Louisiana, seeks unspecified damages as a result of lost wages and emotional distress, according to the ACLU. A Winn-Dixie spokesman told SN the company does not comment on pending litigation.
or the same coverage all other Kroger employees receive. A union spokesman told SN the store is being picketed by the strikers, and of the store's other union workers, "Some are respecting the picket lines, some are going to work but joining the pickets during their lunch break, and some are ignoring the pickets."
Fleming, Dallas, said last week the company is supplying the seven Lewis Jones stores operating in and around Columbus, Ga. The company said its Geneva division will serve the stores.