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...
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