Tag: Abercrombie Fitch

Supreme Court sides with EEOC in religious discrimination case

A ruling in a closely watched religious discrimination case means employers may be liable for discrimination if they base employment decisions on an applicant’s suspected religious practices even in situations, such as the one in this case, in which the applicant hasn’t directly disclosed a need for a religious accommodation. On June 1, the U.S. […]

Tips For Avoiding Religion Bias Claims at Your Workplace

Yesterday, we told you how clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch landed in legal hot water for concluding that a religious headscarf known as a “hijab” was inconsistent with the “Abercrombie look.” Today, the details of the settlement—and some tips for avoiding similar problems at your workplace.

News Notes: Clothing Retailer Settles Employee Uniform Lawsuit

Recently, several big-name clothing retailers—including Polo Ralph Lauren, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Chicos—have been hit with charges that policies requiring employees to buy and wear the retailers’ own clothes violate California’s wage-and-hour rules stating that employers must pay for employee uniforms. Now Abercrombie & Fitch has agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle charges brought […]

Bulletin Item: Another Retailer Sued for Allegedly Requiring Clothing Purchases

Chico’s FAS is defending itself against a lawsuit brought by a former employee who claims she was required to purchase Chico clothing while working for the retailer. Chico’s says it merely encourages employees to wear its clothing, providing them with discounts on their purchases. This is just the latest in a string of similar lawsuits […]

E-Alerts: Employee Uniforms: Big Clothing Retailers Hit with Wage and Hour Lawsuits Over Dress Requirements

In an earlier article, we reported on a lawsuit filed by employees of fashion retailer Polo Ralph Lauren charging that the employer violated wage and hour rules by requiring them to spend their own money on the company’s clothing to wear on the job. Now two other high-profile retailers—Gap Inc. and Abercrombie & Fitch—have been […]