Posted November 25th, 2014 in Top Stories
Insights on the Abercrombie & Fitch Employee Religious Accommodation Case
With the religious diversity of the country increasing, the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) has seen a significant increase in religious discrimination charges. Employers and employees are struggling to figure out one another’s expectations, resulting in a number of lawsuits against employers.
The EEOC recently filed a lawsuit against Abercrombie & Fitch, alleging the company violated Title VII by refusing to hire a woman who wore a headscarf, which is against the company’s “Look Policy.” The case has made its way to the Supreme Court, who will hear the matter this spring.
Nilan Johnson Lewis labor and employment attorney Veena Iyer provides insights in an article for Chain Store Age in advance of the Supreme Court opinion, which will come out in the late spring or early summer of 2015.
Veena will continue to monitor the EEOC vs. Abercrombie & Fitch case. Stay tuned for more insights.