Abercrombie & Clothing Stores Inc Case Brief

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The United States supreme court is considered to be highest federal court in the U.S. They decide cases that can't be handled in the lower level of courts. Some examples of issues they cover include civil procedure, torts, employment, agency, or contracts. In this particular case, it involves a woman of Muslim descent and Abercrombie & Fitch clothing store. The woman's name is Samantha Elauf and she attempted to apply for a job at the store.

This case is titled as EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION v. ABERCROMBIE & FITCH STORES, INC. The parties are the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Petitioner) and Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. (Respondent). The question asked is: Can an employer be held liable under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 for refusing to hire an applicant based on a religious observance or practice if the employer did not have direct knowledge that a religious accommodation was required? Samantha Elauf
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In fact, they won the case with a 7-2 majority. The court held that under Title VII of the Civil Rights, Abercrombie had violated Title VII by failure to accommodate her religious practice. Abercrombie unlawfully declined her as an employee that denies her freedom of religion. They claimed that they recognize the religious motivations behind their fashion decisions. However, this was not evident in this case.

In a recent supreme court case, a woman named Samantha Elauf, was declined a position at a children's clothing store owned by Abercrombie & Fitch. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission assisted her in fighting back against this unfair treatment. The court chose to hear this case as it is very relevant in today's world. Companies should all provide equal opportunity regardless of race, religion, beliefs, etc. Other companies can learn from this case to provide a better and equal work environment for their