On Monday, June 1, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Muslim woman who sued Abercrombie & Fitch on the basis of discrimination because they denied her a job because she refused the dress code banning head scarves while at work.
I’m going to forgo equating the hijab with saggy pants, tattered jeans or wrinkled shirts. I will accept that the hijab is not a fashion choice but a religious observance and as such should be protected under the First Amendment along with yarmulkes and crosses.
That is seemingly the basis on which the Supreme Court made their ruling. A violation of Elauf’s First Amendment rights.
Elauf herself even echoes this sentiment in a statement released after the ruling:
“Observance of my faith should not have prevented me from getting a job. I am glad that I stood up for my rights, and happy that the EEOC was there for me and took my complaint to the courts.”
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