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Muslim’s Case Takes “Look” at Abercrombie & Fitch Policy

posted on February 24, 2015

Richard Wolf of USA Today reports that the Supreme Court will weigh in on Abercrombie & Fitch’s “look policy,” which allowed the company to refuse to hire a Muslim due to her hijab. The federal government argues that the clothing store intentionally didn’t hire Samantha Elauf even after it inferred that the headscarf was worn for religious reasons. In a brief to the court, Abercrombie & Fitch addressed the issue, saying, “Accommodating religious practices is not always straightforward, in large part because it can be hard to tell who wants or needs accommodation. It is generally the employee’s or applicant’s duty ask for an accommodation – not the employer’s job to guess.”

Read at USA Today