Salesperson Claims Pay Threatened Over Choice of Holiday Greeting

Retail outlet reportedly threatened witholding bonus for employees who say Merry Christmas instead of Happy Holidays

Merven McIntyre

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CHICAGO – High end clothing salesperson Elizabeth Garner is complaining unfair treatment by her employer, Modern Apparel, based on her preferred choice of holiday greeting for customers coming into the store. According to the lawsuit filed on behalf of Garner on Wednesday, her manager at the chic, downtown outlet instructed all salespeople to use a non-specific holiday greeting for customers coming into the store, with end-of-year bonuses being reduced or even witheld for employees who do not comply.