The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared reluctant to give employers greater protection from lawsuits by employees and job applicants who claim discrimination based on their religious beliefs.
The justices heard arguments in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, a case arising from the company’s decision not to hire Samantha Elauf, a Muslim teenager who in 2008 applied for a job while wearing a religious headscarf, or hijab. The headscarf was not permitted under the company’s “look” policy, or dress code, and Elauf would have needed an accommodation.
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