The U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission sued Abercrombie & Fitch, accusing the retail clothing chain of discriminating against a job applicant based on religion. The EEOC said that the store had discriminated against a young woman who had applied for a job in Abercrombie Kids because she wore a hijab or head scarf for religious purposes.
A Muslim employee has been allowed by Disney to wear her religious headscarf at work after intervention by the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The woman was hired over the phone by Disney as an intern. When she arrived at Disneyland from Chicago and employers saw her hijab, they told her that she would have to work in a backroom until a new customized uniform could be made.
Clothing chain Abercrombie & Fitch again stands accused of discriminatory employment practices. Earlier this month, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against the clothing chain on behalf of an 18-year-old Muslim woman. Halla Banafa claims that she was not hired for a job at a Bay Area Abercrombie & Fitch store because she did not fit the "Abercrombie look." She says that the manager cited her head scarf on the interview form as the reason she did not fit the "look policy."