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Abercrombie & Fitch Stores Inc., commonly known as simply “Abercrombie”, is a national chain of clothings stores in America that requires all its employees to comply with a certain “Look policy” that reflects the store’s fashionable style and prohibits black clothing and caps, although the exact definition of the word “caps” is not explicitly stated in the policy. If a question is raised about the Look policy, or an applicant requests a accomodation or deviation from it, the interviewers of the store that the prospect is being questioned at are instructed to contact the corporate Human Resource Department of that area, which will determine whether or not an accommodation will be granted. In 2008, Samantha Elauf, a practicing female Muslim, applied for a position at an Abercrombie & Fitch store…show more content…
Scottish Food Systems, Inc. d/b/a Kentucky Fried Chicken and Laurinburg KFC Take Home, Inc. d/b/a Kentucky Fried Chicken (EEOC v. Scottish Food Systems Inc.) a female follower of pentecostalism is fired from her job on the grounds of not following the common dress code of the establishment. As a member of the pentecostals church, she believes that women should not wear pants and instead should only wear skirts or dresses. She has been working for various Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants since 1992 and has followed pentecostalism since the fall of 2010. Scottish Food Systems and Laurinburg KFC Take Home purchased the KFC restaurant where Silver worked in Rocky Mount, N.C., in April 2013. Upon taking ownership of the restaurant, management informed her to conform to the dress code and wear pants. When she informed them that she was not able to do so because of her religious beliefs, they ultimately fired her on the grounds of not following the code. This action violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which requires employers to “reasonably accommodate an employee's religious beliefs so long as doing so would not pose any undue
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