(CNN) The Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Muslim woman who has sued retailer Abercrombie & Fitch when the store failed to hire her because she wore a head scarf in observance of her religion.
The court ruled 8-1 that the company failed to accommodate Samantha Elauf’s religious needs when she was not hired on the basis that her hijab violated company dress policy.
What The Fuck?
To sum up what happened, in 2008, Samantha Elauf interviewed with a head scarf, the interviewer consulted with her manager who then said she shouldn’t be hired “because the scarf was inconsistent with the look policy that bans head gear.” This info was not relayed properly.
If Abercrombie would have said, “We have a rule that you can’t wear head coverings at all, is that a problem for you?’ That’s a way to bring it up without getting into religion”, said Jennifer Goldstein, the commission’s associate general counsel.
So you’re saying that this wouldn’t even be a case that lasted 7 years if someone at Abercrombie handled this interview process by saying that we don’t allow head coverings? Our country is so damn sensitive to religion that it’s a travesty. Abercrombie and Fitch is in business to make money. They can choose who they want to represent their company. If an individual doesn’t fit their mold, or strays away from their image that best suits them to make a profit, they have that choice to not hire.
Is it commonplace within Samantha Elauf’s religion to SUE A MAJOR CORPORATION!!! Does her god believe in receiving sums of money for being treating (not even) unfairly? If she wants the job so bad, she can take off her head scarf. If she can’t do that, she should find another place to work. If I went to a Muslim country and said I must wear my Catholic cross as an employee, do you think I’d be able to sue the company who didn’t hire me? No. I truly believe America is a fantastic country to live in but we are getting so uptight it is spiraling out of control.