EEOC Seeks Full 10th Circ. Review In Abercrombie Hijab Row

Law360, New York (December 4, 2013, 3:04 PM EST) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission asked the full 10th Circuit to reconsider a panel ruling that Abercrombie & Fitch Stores Inc.'s refusal to hire a Muslim woman because of her headscarf didn't amount to religious discrimination. 

In its petition for an en banc rehearing, the EEOC argued that the panel majority’s holding — that Abercrombie had not run afoul of Title VII because the prospective employee, Samantha Elauf, who wore a hijab to her interview, never directly informed her interviewer she was a Muslim and...
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