News by emailDonate

Suggestions

Top Stories

Most Read

Popular Videos

hobby lobby ohio wikicommons.jpg
hobby lobby ohio wikicommons.jpg
World News

Christian owner of Hobby Lobby tells employees God is in control but doesn't give them sick pay

by Cara Bentley

David Green, CEO of US craft shop Hobby Lobby, has kept many stores open, saying God will help them through coronavirus. 
The boss wrote to all employees, encouraging them to pray and saying he believes God will look after the company and that he appreciates all of his staff. 

The letter does not mention keeping stores open nor sick pay but says that his wife Barbara Green felt God remind her that God was in control and that he will "Guide, Guard and Groom" us "to be better than we could ever thought possible before now."

 

The letter had come under fire though for appearing supportive of colleagues at a time when several of its stores remain open in the US despite the threat of Covid-19 and many staff are not given sick pay. 

In a separate letter to store managers about the company's Covid-19 leave policy, Hobby Lobby says workers have to exhaust all other forms of leave before they are entitled to emergency pay - suggesting they have to take their own holiday days and former allowance of paid sick days. 

 

Image

Continue the conversation on our Facebook page

A Monthly Gift Of £5 Makes A World Of Difference

In a world of fake news there’s never been a greater need for quality Christian journalism. Premier’s mission is to provide the Church with the most up to date and relevant news, told from a Christian perspective. But we can’t do it without you.

Unlike many websites we haven't put up a paywall — we want to keep our journalism free at the point of need and as open as we can. Premier’s news output takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. No one in the UK is sharing news like we are across radio, magazines and online so please help us to continue that today.

For a monthly gift of £5 or more we’d also be able to send you a free copy of the brand new Premier Bible, a wonderful Anglicised version of the NLT packed with exclusive bonus content, reading plan and resources to help you get the most out of scripture.

Your monthly support will make a world of difference. Thank you.

Set up a monthly gift

Related Articles

Sign up to our newsletter to stay informed with news from a Christian perspective.

Connect

Donate

Donate