Saturday, June 25, 2011

Abercrombie & Fitch Sued Over Headscarf Firing; Muslim Woman Fired for Not Removing Headscarf

The Huffington Post website reports today (June 25, 2011) that a San Mateo, California woman is suing Abercrombie & Fitch, because she was allegedly fired from her job at the company's Hillsdale Shopping Center outlet for not removing her headscarf.

The woman -- who has not been identified -- is a Muslim, and "she was told that her headscarf, though worn based on a religious mandate, was not in compliance with the company's 'look policy,'" said those representing her in the lawsuit.

Her case has been taken up by the Legal Aid Society of San Francisco--Employment Law Center, a group that works to defend the rights of the socially disadvantaged.

The Legal Aid Society and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) are filing the suit on Monday morning, June 27, in San Francisco.

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