A district manager allegedly told her that the hijab, which Elauf wears in observance of her religious beliefs, did not fit the store's image.
"Defendant refused to hire Ms. Elauf because she wears a hijab, claiming that the wearing of headgear was prohibited by its Look Policy, and, further, failed to accommodate her religious beliefs by making an exception to the Look Policy," the lawsuit states.
Does not the store have the right to decide what is and what is not allowed for those employed by it to wear?
Elauf went to the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Oklahoma, which helped her file a complaint with the EEOC in Oklahoma City.
Islam loves statism, as it is a statist religion uniting faith and government (which is why Muslims in general should be seen as enemies of liberty), so no surprise here that the organized Islam lobby would support state coercion to force their bankrupt morality on others.
The EEOC filed the lawsuit Wednesday against Abercrombie & Fitch in U.S. District Court in Tulsa, citing the Civil Rights Act of 1964, modified in 1991, as the basis for the action.
Barry Goldwater's position (he opposed the evil civil "rights" bill at the time), is proven right once again. Such "rights" are no such thing, they are only tools to enslave others to the demands of anyone with a "complaint".
The lawsuit asks the company to stop religious discrimination in its hiring; institute policies, practices and programs to provide equal employment opportunities; and provide Elauf with "appropriate back pay with prejudgement interest" and punitive damages.
Back pay? The fool was never hired in the first place!
The company reached a settlement with the EEOC and private parties in which it agreed to pay $50 million and was enjoined from discriminating against job applicants based on race, color and national origin; discriminating against women because of gender; and denying promotional opportunities to women and minorities.
$50 million? That's justice? Of course this just means that white males (not one of the protected groups) will now be subject to discrimination by the company as it will fear further lawsuits by the Federal Extortion Mafia.
I'm waiting for a Burqa-wearing brainwashed religious fool to apply at Hooters. After all, according to the goverment tyrants, the retail industry "needs to know that businesses cannot discriminate against individuals under the auspice of a marketing strategy or a particular 'look.' ".