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SUPCUS To Hear Allegations Of Religious Discrimination Against A&F

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.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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