Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Vs. Abercrombie

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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. Businesses have been the heart of economic growth since the beginning of the United States. Not only has businesses been at the center of this nation but also freedom of religion as well. In this case, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., its how the business (Abercrombie & Fitch), denies Samantha Elauf the job at that store because she wore a head scarf because she was a practicing Muslim. Abercrombie “Look Policy” Abercrombie is a national chain of clothing stores that makes their employees where certain clothing that complies with their “Look Policy”. Their look policy doesn’t allow employees to wear black clothes and caps. Caps aren’t defined in this “Look Policy”, so if a question comes up in the interview, the interviewer is supposed to contact human resources to see if the head scarf will be accommodated. Who is Samantha Elauf? Samantha Elauf applied for a position at Abercrombie and Fitch and at the time was a practicing Muslim. She would wear a headscarf every day because it was a part of the practicing of the Muslim faith. In doing this she wore it to her interview as well and nothing was mentioned of it by the interviewer or Elauf. Even though nothing was discussed about it, the district manager was contacted and decided to lower her appearance score which prevented her from being hired. In my opinion, this is seen as a fail on the interviewers
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