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Scarf ruling means more job-bias training for U.S. bosses

Author: Thomas Black & Carol Hymowitz, Bloomberg Business (USA), Published on: 2 June 2015

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling that Abercrombie & Fitch Co. can be sued for denying employment to a woman wearing a head scarf will compel companies large and small to brush up on the nuances of bias and do more to accommodate employees’ religious beliefs...The ruling underscores the need for businesses to be more attuned to workers’ religious beliefs...Abercrombie said in a statement that the court “did not determine that A&F discriminated against Ms. Elauf.” The company said it has made changes to its dress code to let employees be “more individualistic.”...The ruling puts a burden on small businesses that don’t have large human resource and legal departments to deal with the nuances of religion and how to accommodate those practices...Most owners are taught not to ask about religious beliefs because that could lead to charges of discrimination...Retailers and other businesses have navigated a range of religious-freedom issues in recent years -- often staking out opposing views... [Also refers to Hobby Lobby, Walmart]

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