Monday, June 1, 2015

Victory for Freedom of Religion or Step in Wrong Direction? ~by Legal Pub

Image result for elauf scarf   The United State Supreme Court 8  to 1 decision will be studied and debated for sometime.  The recent ruling was in favor of Samantha Elauf, a Muslim woman, who sued Abercrombie & Fitch Co in Tulsa because they would not let her wear a head scarf.   The litigant claimed that the head scarf was worn for religious reasons.  The EEOC backed the Muslim litigant's claim and sued on her behalf.  Elauf was denied a job at a Tulsa Abercombie Kids store back in 2008.

The issue before the court is whether Elauf needed to ask for special religious accommodations before she had protection under the  1964 Civil Rights Act which bans discrimination in employment.  The recent ruling says no!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Okay... so I don't have to say my hole filled jeans are necessary because I am holey in the eyes of God.