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. […]
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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.
Clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch grabbed headlines last fall when a federal court ruled against it in a religious discrimination case involving the termination of a Muslim employee for wearing a headscarf known as a “hijab.”
Yesterday, attorney Jonathan Segal illuminated the risks in office romances; today, three women and a man discuss sex in the office.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]