26 Jun '11, 12am

Abercrombie and Fitch Fires Woman for Wearing Hijab | Care2 Causes

Abercrombie and Fitch Fires Woman for Wearing Hijab | Care2 Causes

There have been several cases over the past few months about employers’ right to dictate whether their workers can wear headscarves for religious reasons, and on Monday, a California woman will add her complaint to the growing roster. Hani Khan, who worked in the stockroom of a Hollister store in San Mateo, and is planning to file a lawsuit against the store’s parent company, Abercrombie & Fitch, alleging that she was fired for refusing to take off her headscarf. Khan, a college student living in the Bay Area, worked in the Hollister stockroom for over a year . During that time, she wore white, gray or navy headscarves, which she had agreed to do when she took the job. After a district manager visited the store, however, she was asked by the parent corporation to remove her headscarf, which apparently did not align with Hollister’s “look policy.” When she refused, she was ...

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