Abercrombie's Headscarf Policy Struck Down By Supreme Court
A Muslim woman's Supreme Court victory over Abercrombie and Fitch is just the latest in anti-discriminatory litigation against the retailer.By Ben Lawson | June 1, 2015
The Supreme Court has ruled Abercrombie and Fitch discriminated against a woman when the company chose not to hire her because of something she wore.
Samantha Elauf applied to work at a Tulsa, Oklahoma, Abercrombie store in 2008 as a sales associate but wasn't hired because her hijab, a headscarf traditionally worn by Muslim women, violated the company's "look" policy.
The company's policy has come under fire before. The clothing retailer said in court filings those rules are in place to "ensure [Abercrombie's] consistent brand message."