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Abercrombie Settles Hijab Discrimination Suits

Abercrombie & Fitch agreed on Sept. 23 to settle two employment discrimination suits with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission based on the clothing retailer’s firing and refusing to hire workers who wore hijabs, or Muslim headscarves.   Hijabs in the Crossfire In one case, a federal judge on Sept. 3 had found Abercrombie liable for religious discrimination for firing a Muslim teen, Umme-Hani Khan, from her stockroom position after she refused to remove her hijab, according to the EEOC. …

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Posted 4 years ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Pastafarians Face Religious Discrimination in New Jersey

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission does not accept the Flying Spaghetti Monster as a deity worthy of a religious-apparel photo wavier. When resident Aaron Williams, 24, arrived at a MVC facility this month to have his driver’s license photo taken, workers refused to snap the picture. Why? “The issue was when Williams went to take his picture for license was wearing a pasta strainer on his head [sic],” according to a police report. Head coverings are forbidden in license photos, unless …

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