US Court Ruled In Favour Of Samantha Elauf Who Was Denied Job Because Of Her Hijab

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DTT: Good news from the Supreme Court today in America.

A Muslim woman was denied a job at Abercrombie & Fitch Co clothing store in Oklahoma because of her Hijab.

It was clear discrimination. After a long battle, taking them to court for discriminating against her, she finally won her case.

It is a right of every American, regardless of race, colour, or their religion that they be treated equally. And justice was served at the end.

 

By Lawrence Hurley / Reuters

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Muslim woman who sued for discrimination after being denied a sales job at age 17 at an Abercrombie & Fitch Co(ANF.N) clothing store in Oklahoma because she wore a head scarf for religious reasons.

In an 8-1 decision in the important religious rights case, the court backed Samantha Elauf, who had been rejected under Abercrombie’s sales staff “look policy” after coming to her job interview wearing the head scarf, or hijab, used by many Muslim women.

The decision marked a victory for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency that sued the company on Elauf’s behalf after she was turned down in 2008 at an Abercrombie Kids store in Tulsa.

“Observance of my faith should not have prevented me from getting a job. I am glad that I stood up for my rights, and happy that the EEOC was there for me and took my complaint to the courts,” Elauf said in a statement issued by the EEOC.

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