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Muslim Woman Wins Against Abercrombie & Fitch in Discrimination Lawsuit

This is a settlement for the Abercrombie and Fitch Employment Discrimination Lawsuit lawsuit.

Tulsa, OK: A landmark victory was awarded to a Muslim woman this past week by the Supreme Court, which ruled in favor of Samantha Elauf, who had filed a discrimination lawsuit against Abercrombie and Fitch in 2010.

The justices ruled 8 to 1 in Elauf favor, ending the lawsuit in which she was represented by the The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Elauf alleged that in 2008 she applied for a position stocking merchandise at the Abercrombie Kids store in the Great Mall in Milpitas, CA.

The teen, who wears a hijab in accordance with her religious beliefs, says the manager asked if she was Muslim and required to wear a head scarf, then marked "not Abercrombie look" on the young woman's interview form.

Abercrombie argued that Elauf' hijab violated the company' "look policy,"which banned employees from wearing caps, and said she didn't specifically ask for an accommodation during the interview. A&F has since done away with the policy, Yahoo News reports.

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Published on Jun-5-15


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