U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Muslim Head-Scarf Case Against Abercrombie
The U.S. Supreme Court said yesterday that it will consider whether a Muslim woman denied a job at an Abercrombie & Fitch clothing store because she wears a head scarf was required to specifically request a religious accommodation. The nine justices agreed to hear an appeal filed in the closely watched case by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a federal agency that sued the company on behalf of Samantha Elauf. She was denied a sales job at an Abercrombie Kids store in Tulsa, Okla., in 2008.