Yet another lawsuit has been filed against the clothing giant.
WTH is going on with Abercrombie these days? First they won't hire an amputee because she violates their "Look Policy." Then they refuse to let an autistic girl bring her sister in the dressing room with her. Now they have told a Muslim teen that her scarf also violates their "Look Policy."
According to the AP, in June 2008, 17-year-old Samantha Elauf applied for a sales position at the Abercrombie Kids store at the Woodland Hills Mall in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ms. Elauf wears a hijab in accordance with her religious beliefs, and she says the manager told her the head scarf violates the store's "Look Policy."
"These actions constitute discrimination against Ms. Elauf on the basis of religion," the lawsuit states.
In 2004, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. agreed to pay $50 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that accused the company of discriminatory preferment, and of promoting an all-white image in its catalogs, advertising, and elsewhere.
Abercrombie, this "Look Policy" of yours obviously blows! Get your act together, or our new "Look Policy" is going to be to look elsewhere for our kids' clothes!