April 29, 2015

Abercrombie & Fitch announced this week it is discontinuing its iconic "Look Policy." Bloomberg reports that the former policy banned French-tip manicures and certain hair-styling products, as well as extreme makeup or jewelry. The Supreme Court of the United States is expected to decide a case in June involving a teenager who applied for a job wearing a headscarf at an Abercrombie store in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The store manager declined to hire the applicant because of the headscarf, not knowing whether the hijab was worn for religious reasons. The EEOC claims that by not asking, the manager violated EEOC guidelines and may have created a loophole for religious discrimination.

In this week's Polsinelli Podcast, Steve Fox explores the issues before the Supreme Court. Steve has spent more than 25 years in boardrooms and courtrooms acting as a trusted advisor and litigation advocate for clients.

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