US supreme court rules in favor of Muslim woman against Abercrombie and Fitch over head covering

The Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of a Muslim woman against retailer Abercrombie & Fitch over failure to hire the former because she was wearing a head scarf.

Samantha Elauf vs Abercrombie & Fitch

Abercrombie & Fitch argued that Samantha Elauf's head covering was in violation of the company's "look policy".

After her company interview in 2008, Elauf was denied of the job she was applying for.

A&F's manager said, the Muslim woman should not be hired because the scarf was "inconsistent" with the company's policy. More so, it bans wearing of head gear.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) General Counsel P. David Lopez stated, "Monday's case is the latest effort to ensure all persons protected by Title VII are not placed in the difficult position of choosing between adherence to one's faith and a job."

There were no detailed accounts whether the court sided in favor of the Muslim woman on the grounds of observing religious freedom.

Source: CNN

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