Oct 8 2009
She doesn’t get hired because her head scarf violates the store’s “Look Policy.” So she does what all Muslims do today, SHE SUES THE STORE.
A popular national chain of clothing stores is being sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for allegedly not hiring a Muslim Tulsa teenager because she wears a hijab, a religiously mandated head scarf.
The EEOC filed the lawsuit Wednesday against Abercrombie & Fitch in U.S. District Court in Tulsa, citing the Civil Rights Act of 1964, modified in 1991, as the basis for the action. The suit says that Samantha Elauf, 17, applied in June 2008 for a sales job at the Abercrombie Kids store in Woodland Hills Mall.
A district manager allegedly told her that the hijab, which Elauf wears in observance of her religious beliefs, did not fit the store’s image. “Defendant refused to hire Ms. Elauf because she wears a hijab, claiming that the wearing of headgear was prohibited by its Look Policy, and, further, failed to accommodate her religious beliefs by making an exception to the Look Policy,” the lawsuit states.
Elauf went to the terrorist-supporters at CAIR, Council on American-Islamic Relations-Oklahoma, which helped her file a complaint with the EEOC in Oklahoma City.
The Civil Rights Act protects people from discrimination based upon religion in hiring and in the terms of their employment, an EEOC press release says. The law requires employers to reasonably (So who decides reasonbly?) accommodate the religious practices of an employee unless doing so would create an “undue hardship” for the employer. (And don’t think if she were hired, she wouldn’t be demanding a separate prayer room so she could pray 5 times a day)
The lawsuit asks the company to stop religious discrimination in its hiring; institute policies, practices and programs to provide equal employment opportunities; and provide Elauf with “appropriate back pay with prejudgement interest” and punitive damages.
The EEOC accused Abercrombie & Fitch in 2004 of violating the Civil Rights Act by adopting a restrictive marketing image that limited the hiring of minorities, who did not conform to the image. (LIBERAL CRAPOLA)
EEOC general counsel Eric Dreiband said at the time that the retail industry “needs to know that businesses cannot discriminate against individuals under the auspice of a marketing strategy or a particular ‘look.’ “ TULSA WORLD
It’s obvious that this hijabed teen applied for this job, knowing full well she would not be hired. All manner of businesses have dress codes, i.e., Hooters, airlines, etc. If this girl prevails in the lawsuit, look for the floodgates of Legal Jihad litigation to open on any business that doesn’t want their employees to look like they’re wearing garbage bags on their heads. Any business which appeals to a particular demographic should not be forced to hire anyone whose image is light years removed from that demographic. If they are, then we’ll soon be looking at 75 year old models in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.