Abercrombie Says EEOC Hijab Loss In Line With Precedent

Law360, New York (December 17, 2013, 3:26 PM EST) -- A Tenth Circuit decision granting Abercrombie & Fitch Stores Inc. a win in a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission suit over an unsuccessful Muslim job applicant who wore a headscarf was in keeping with “overwhelming legal authority,” the company told the appeals court Monday.

Abercrombie urged the Tenth Circuit to reject the EEOC's Dec. 4 petition for an en banc rehearing, which targeted an Oct. 1 panel ruling that said Abercrombie had not violated Title VII because prospective employee Samantha Elauf, who wore a headscarf to...
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