Thursday 22nd February 2018,

Community Issues

Ξ Comments are off

Business Insider: Abercrombie & Fitch Loses in Supreme Court in Muslim Headscarf Dispute

posted by Randall

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled against Abercrombie & Fitch which decided against hiring a Muslim woman because her headscarf would have violated the store’s dress code, reports the Business Insider.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission had sued the retailer saying it violated federal law which required reasonable accommodation for worker’s religion or disability.
The high court voted 8-1 against Abercrombie and Fitch’s argument that it didn’t violate her religious rights because it never directly told her that her religious practice of wearing a head scarf violated its “look policy.”
The ruling reverses a decision by a lower court which had ruled in Abercrombie’s favor and sends the case back for further consideration.
Abercrombie says it has already replaced its look policy with a new dress code that allows for more individual accommodation.
“While the Supreme Court reversed the Tenth Circuit decision, it did not determine that A&F discriminated against Ms. Elauf. We will determine our next steps in the litigation,” the company said in a statement.
You can read more about why the Supreme Court ruled against Abercrombie in the Business Insider.

Popular Posts


Get Social

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 9,736 other subscribers

AsAmNews has Asian America in Its Heart

Please support AsAmNews by sharing & commenting on our stories

Like Us on Facebook & follow on Twitter