Abercrombie Modifies Controversial Look Policy as Part of Settlement With Fired Muslim Workers
Abercrombie & Fitch has agreed to revise its "Look Policy," the strict dress code in place for its store employees, as part of a settlement in two religious discrimination cases. The teen retailer has updated its policies to specifically acknowledge that hijabs, or headscarves, can be accommodated in the workplace. In addition, Abercrombie will ensure that job applicants are informed not only of the Look Policy but that exceptions can be made if requested. The company will add information regarding headscarf accommodations into manager training sessions and institute quarterly reviews of religious accommodation requests.