Justices Likely To Side With EEOC In Abercrombie Hijab Case

By Scott Flaherty (October 2, 2014, 8:32 PM EDT) -- A U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission case challenging Abercrombie & Fitch Stores Inc.'s refusal to hire a Muslim woman who wore a headscarf to an interview tees up the U.S. Supreme Court to clarify when employers may be on the hook for discrimination, even if job applicants or employees don't explicitly request accommodations for religious practices, attorneys say.

The Supreme Court on Thursday granted an EEOC petition for certiorari that asked the justices to review a Tenth Circuit decision that held Abercrombie could not be held liable for religious discrimination after refusing to hire a Muslim woman, Samantha Elauf, who wore...

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