Abercrombie Settles Bias Suits On Hijabs In The Workplace

Law360, New York (September 20, 2013, 7:43 PM EDT) -- Abercrombie & Fitch Stores Inc. on Thursday settled two U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission suits alleging bias treatment of Muslim workers who wear headscarves, after federal judges had slapped down its claims that accommodating the religious garb would be an undue hardship.

A stipulated judgment submitted to a California federal court by Abercrombie and the EEOC, and approved by U.S. District Judge Edward J. Davila on Thursday, resolves both a 2010 case accusing the retail chain of violating Title VII, by refusing to hire Halla Banafa for a stockroom position because she wore a headscarf during a job interview, and a...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Attached Documents

Related

Sections

Case Information

Case Title

Subscribers Only

Case Number

Subscribers Only

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Jobs

Judge

Subscribers Only

Date Filed

September 1, 2010


Case Title

Subscribers Only

Case Number

Subscribers Only

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Jobs

Judge

Subscribers Only

Date Filed

June 27, 2011

Law Firms

Companies

Government Agencies