Court Revives Bias Suit Over Head Scarf

2015

The U.S. Supreme Court revives an employment discrimination lawsuit that a Muslim woman filed against Abercrombie & Fitch when it refused to hire her because she wore a head scarf. Justice Antonin Scalia says that the company didn’t hire her because it wanted to avoid accommodating her religious practice. The company says the head scarf clashed with its “classic East Coast collegiate style” dress code for employees. The case is Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores.