Abercrombie sued over firing of Muslim woman who wore head scarves | The Columbus Dispatch

Abercrombie & Fitch faces a lawsuit alleging that it fired a Muslim employee at one of its Hollister stores for wearing a head scarf. Full Story
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Live Free

Canal Winchester, OH

#1 Jun 27, 2011
Assimilate, or imigrate to Saudi Arabia!

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Since: Nov 10

New Albany, OH

#2 Jun 27, 2011
Live Free wrote:
Assimilate, or imigrate to Saudi Arabia!
Oh the irony "Live Free".
CLINTONVILLE RESIDENT

Columbus, OH

#4 Jun 27, 2011
I can understand this one. I went into Sears last week and something inside told me that someone that I could not see in the backroom might be wearing a scarf so I did the right thing went next door to Lowes. Pssht-
get a clue pepper

Reynoldsburg, OH

#7 Jun 27, 2011
dr pepper wrote:
send her back where she came from rules are rules.
She is an American citizen, born in New York. Get a clue!
weemz

Hilliard, OH

#8 Jun 27, 2011
Religion (no matter what variety) does not conflict with her being an American. Some earlier posters need to get a clue.
LavendarBlue

AOL

#12 Jun 27, 2011
So, did she not wear the "get up" in her hiring interview and then spring it on them after her probationary period? Actually, I kind of wonder if their feet do not get cold in those flip flops in the winter. And then you see walking in front of them, never at their side, their husband all decked out in button down shirt and tan pants. Hmmmm!
sage

Columbus, OH

#13 Jun 27, 2011
weemz wrote:
Religion (no matter what variety) does not conflict with her being an American. Some earlier posters need to get a clue.
Muslims want special treatment DUE to their religion, and she is doing this to get national attention.
It is taking religion TOO FAR. Ih ope she looses and she has to pay.

Since: Nov 10

New Albany, OH

#14 Jun 27, 2011
Elisha wrote:
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You are in America now!! Get rid of the head scarf. So many times I feel like cutting them off. If you don't like it, you know where the border is.
So live free only applies to you? This is the United States we have freedoms here. That, contrary to what you may believe, is actually the American way.

Since: Nov 10

New Albany, OH

#15 Jun 27, 2011
Live Free wrote:
<quoted text>We don't guard our borders to keep her kind from leaving. They want to impose sharia on the world!
Her Kind? Oh you mean native born American citizens.

Since: Nov 10

New Albany, OH

#16 Jun 27, 2011
sage wrote:
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An American woman would HAVE to cover her head or PAY the consequences. With freedom comes RESPONSIBILITY, ASSIMILATE.
Why should she assimilate to what you want?
hill

Westerville, OH

#17 Jun 27, 2011
Understandable. The scarf isn't very hip.

Since: Nov 10

New Albany, OH

#18 Jun 27, 2011
LavendarBlue wrote:
So, did she not wear the "get up" in her hiring interview and then spring it on them after her probationary period? Actually, I kind of wonder if their feet do not get cold in those flip flops in the winter. And then you see walking in front of them, never at their side, their husband all decked out in button down shirt and tan pants. Hmmmm!
No that's not what happened. They knew about the headscarves and told her that she would have to wear ones that matched the brands colors. This she did. Now they are changing the agreement they made with her when she was hired.
TimH

Columbus, OH

#20 Jun 27, 2011
Was she fired for being Muslim, or for violating company dress code? A&F has the right to enforce their dress code, providing its equally applied. Are there other Muslims who work for A&F that abide by their work rules? Do they have the same restrictions on yarmulke and other religious garb? If so, there is no discrimination.
GOOGLE is your friend

Reynoldsburg, OH

#22 Jun 27, 2011
LavendarBlue wrote:
So, did she not wear the "get up" in her hiring interview and then spring it on them after her probationary period? Actually, I kind of wonder if their feet do not get cold in those flip flops in the winter. And then you see walking in front of them, never at their side, their husband all decked out in button down shirt and tan pants. Hmmmm!
She wore the "get up" throughout the interviewing process and was assured by the store manager that IF the scarf was in approved color(s) her wearing it would not be a problem.
boo hoo

Columbus, OH

#23 Jun 27, 2011
What happened to the separation of church and state? Isn't Abercrombie a private business? Why is she allowed to sue for discrimination when there should be no religion outside of your place of worship. I don't get to pray at work, I have to keep my religious symbol covered. I just wonder when the hypocrites at the ACLU will jump in. I'm sure A+F have a policy regarding headwear and they asked her to wear the colors of the store and she seemed to have refused. Sounds like she was fired for violating store policy, which I am sure she was informed of when hired. I have never walked into a A+F store and saw the employees wearing anything other than A+F cloths.
kasich jr

United States

#24 Jun 27, 2011
i have to admit i love this country and believe in freedom but i must admit all the head covering sheet wearing clothes makes me nervous who knows what a person looks like or what they mite have underneath
get a clue pepper

Reynoldsburg, OH

#26 Jun 27, 2011
Was a proud American wrote:
<quoted text> You need to " get a clue" Look around you are slowly getting out numbered by the muslims,somalis,mexicans!! She was told to get the diaper off her head & should have done so! She should be lucky she even got a job !
We'll keep a bunch of you white folk on reservations, maybe for organized hunts. The rest will just have to assimilate themselves into the new America. In a couple generations, except for the "W" branded on their faces, your grandkids will be indistinguishable from the majority population.

:)~ Or you could go back where you came from.
Too bad

Walnut Creek, CA

#28 Jun 27, 2011
The real problem is that employers cannot terminate workers without being sued!
What the heck

Columbus, OH

#31 Jun 27, 2011
get a clue pepper wrote:
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We'll keep a bunch of you white folk on reservations, maybe for organized hunts. The rest will just have to assimilate themselves into the new America. In a couple generations, except for the "W" branded on their faces, your grandkids will be indistinguishable from the majority population.
:)~ Or you could go back where you came from.
HA! Should be an icon too, this is far too good for just the smile
What the heck

Columbus, OH

#32 Jun 27, 2011
Too bad wrote:
The real problem is that employers cannot terminate workers without being sued!
Not for some stupid crap like a scarf they can't!

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