July 31, 2008
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., July 31, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX/ Abercrombie Kids manager allegedly said scarf 'does not fit' company image
The Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) announced today that it has filed an EEOC complaint on behalf of a Muslim woman who was allegedly denied employment at an Abercrombie Kids store in that state because of the applicant's religiously-mandated headscarf, or hijab.
The woman told CAIR-OK that a district manager claimed he could not hire her because her Islamic headscarf "does not fit the Abercrombie image."
"Employers have a clear legal duty to...