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The Final Resolution of EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch After the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision

Posted in Discrimination, Labor Law, New Legislation and Regulations, Wage & Hour

The EEOC issued a press release on July 20, 2015 announcing that the federal appeals court has dismissed Abercrombie & Fitch’s (“AF”) appeal of the EEOC’s religious discrimination case because AF made the decision to settle the case following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling. Below is a summary of the court proceedings. The case arose… Continue Reading

Supreme Court Issues its Decision in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores Answering the Question: When Does an Employer Have to Accommodate an Applicant’s Religious Practices?

Posted in Discrimination, Labor Law, New Legislation and Regulations, Wage & Hour

Abercrombie & Fitch (AF) refused to hire Samantha Elauf, a practicing Muslim, on the basis that the headscarf she wore during her interview conflicted with AF’s “Look Policy” which prohibits employees from wearing “caps” (a term that the Policy did not define). The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed suit on Elauf’s behalf, alleging a… Continue Reading

Why Employers Should Think Twice Before Making Employees Play Hurt

Posted in FMLA and Other Leaves of Absence, Labor Law, Wage & Hour

Recently, my Alma Mater, The University of Southern California, was sued by a former member of the Trojan football team.  Former cornerback Brian Baucham filed a lawsuit against USC and former coach Lane Kiffin, alleging he suffered permanent injuries after being forced to play in a game while he was ill.  Baucham’s lawsuit claimed that… Continue Reading