Abercrombie wrongly fired Muslim for hijab: US judge
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge in San Francisco has ruled that trendy clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch wrongly fired a Muslim worker who insisted on wearing a head scarf.
United States (US) District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers said the company violated anti-discrimination laws when it fired Ms Hani Khan from its Hollister store in San Mateo, California, in 2010. Judge Rogers issued the ruling last week.
The company claimed the head scarf violated its policy governing the look of its employees, which it said was part of its marketing strategy. The store argued that deviating from its look policy would affect sales.
But the judge said Abercrombie & Fitch offered no "credible evidence" that Ms Khan's head scarf cost the company any sales.