Supreme Court Rules on Abercrombie Religious Discrimination Case

Supreme Court Rules on Abercrombie Religious Discrimination Case

On June 1, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against retailer Abercrombie & Fitch in a high-profile religious discrimination case. In Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) vs. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. (Abercrombie), the Court sided with a Muslim woman who had been denied a job due to wearing a headscarf.

What it means? An employer may not make an applicant’s religious practice—confirmed or otherwise—a factor in employment decisions.

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