Religious Accommodation Fight May Be On Path To High Court

Law360, New York (October 2, 2013, 8:54 PM EDT) -- The Tenth Circuit's ruling Tuesday that Abercrombie & Fitch Stores Inc.'s refusal to hire a Muslim woman in a headscarf didn't amount to unlawful religious discrimination because she never informed the retailer of her religious needs created a circuit split that could help the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission get the issue before the U.S. Supreme Court, lawyers say.

A divided three-judge panel overturned an Oklahoma federal court's judgment in favor of the EEOC, saying Abercrombie was entitled to a judgment in its favor instead because...
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EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch


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11-5110

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Appellate - 10th Circuit

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2442 Civil Rights Jobs

Date Filed

July 26, 2011

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