Retailer Changes Policy In The Wake Of Two Federal Lawsuits

Sep 24, 2013

New Albany-based retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has agreed to make religious accommodations to its policy governing worker appearance as part of a settlement of discrimination lawsuits filed in California.

The lawsuits were filed by federal authorities on behalf of two Muslim women who claimed the company discriminated against them because they wore head scarves. Halla Banafa sued in 2010 after she was denied a job. Hani Khan sued in 2011 after she was fired.