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SUPCUS To Hear Allegations Of Religious Discrimination Against A&F

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The U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether New Albany-based retailer Abercrombie & Fitch's refusal to hire a woman wearing a Muslim headscarf to work in an Oklahoma store was religious discrimination. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is appealing a lower court ruling that the company did not discriminate against the woman because she did not say during a job interview conducted while wearing the hijab that she needed a religious accommodation. The commission sued on behalf of Samantha Elauf, saying she was not hired because her hijab violated Abercrombie's dress code. The company later changed its code.

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