Abercrombie And Fitch Discrimination Case

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Abercrombie & Fitch Discrimination Case Abercrombie and Fitch are a company that strongly targets a set group of people. With the goal of reaching this particular group of people they have implemented a “Look Policy,” in which an employee is supposed to look and dress like in order to work for the company. The purpose of performance management is to, “ensure that employees’ activities and outputs contribute to the organization’s goals” (Hollenbeck, Gerhart, & Wright, 2011, p.225). Abercrombie believes failure to comply with this policy “would disrupt its careful branding efforts, resulting in customer confusion, because of the critical role that the Look Policy plays in supporting its brand image. Dkt. No. 95 at 12. Second, Abercrombie argues that allowing exceptions to the Look Policy would hurt store performance” (Norlander, 2013, para. 2).
The Supreme Court case against the known clothing store
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The scale they measure with is not valid nor reliable. With that being said they may feel this is strategic and helps the company reach its goal and administration can make a decision for hiring based off of that scale but people never make it to the development stage in order to get the feedback to know they have done something wrong. Samantha was never told that she was not hired because of her hijab, which never gave her the opportunity from the start. One would think that even know the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals granted summary judgment to Abercrombie concluding that the EEOC could not establish a prima facie case of religious discrimination since the company did not have actual knowledge that Elauf needed a religious accommodation” (Kaminer, 2015, para.38) that Abercrombie would take precautions to make sure this would not happen again, they actually had 3 cases in total dealing with the exact same situation in 2013
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