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BusinessInsurance.com: Abercrombie & Fitch Loses First Round in Discrimination Lawsuit Filed by Muslim American. ht @ZahraBilloo

Abercrombie & Fitch logoA federal court has ruled that a   Muslim American can proceed with the lawsuit  filed against  Abercrombie & Fitch after it rejected her job application when she wore a hijab or Muslim head covering to her interview, reports BusinessInsurance.com.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a religious discrimination suit because of what it said were the constantly changing reasons Abercrombie and Fitch gave for not hiring the teenager for a stock room position.

The store chain has maintained it had legitimate reasons for not hiring Halla Banafa.

“The EEOC has submitted sufficient evidence to generate a question of material fact as to whether Ms. Canasa’s (Abercrombie & Fitch store manager) justification has shifted and what import that change may carry,” the judge ruled



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