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Hijab-Wearing Worker to Sue Abercrombie & Fitch for Discrimination [USA]

Author: Lauren Smiley, SF Weekly, Published on:

A Hollister County store worker is planning to file a lawsuit in San Francisco…against the store's parent company, Abercrombie & Fitch, for firing her when she refused to take off her Muslim headscarf, or hijab, while on the job…When hired, she had agreed to wear only white, navy, or gray headscarves. But after a district manager visited the store,…[she] was asked…to take off the headscarf…while at work. She was told it didn't comply with the company's "look policy.".. [She] refused to remove her scarf and was subsequently fired…Abercrombie's policy bans headwear, not just hijabs, but Khan joins at least two other Muslim women who have sued Abercrombie for having allegedly been fired or denied a job due to their headscarve…

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Related companies: Abercrombie & Fitch Hollister (part of Abercrombie & Fitch)