Abercrombie Goes For Win In Muslim Bias Suit

Law360, New York (April 15, 2011, 7:51 PM EDT) -- Abercrombie & Fitch Stores Inc. asked an Oklahoma court Friday to rule in its favor in a suit that claims it refused to hire a Muslim woman because she wore a religious head scarf, arguing such attire would damage its brand.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma. In its motion for summary judgment, Abercrombie alleges that during her interview, Samantha Elauf never requested that she be allowed to wear a hijab at...
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Case Information

Case Title

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.

Case Number



Oklahoma Northern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Jobs


Gregory K Frizzell

Date Filed

September 16, 2009

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