23337822_sToday the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a decision by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals that had previously held that Abercrombie could not be held liable for not accommodating an applicant who wore a head scarf to her interview but never mentioned her Muslim faith.  The Tenth Circuit had accepted Abercrombie’s argument that the mere

Way back on July 29, 2011 we wrote that an Oklahoma jury had awarded $20,000 in damages to a devout Muslim job applicant refused hiring by Abercrombie & Fitch when she appeared for an interview wearing a headscarf, or hijab, which she wore for religious reasons.  Abercrombie & Fitch argued that it has what it

We have done a lot of posts on beauty bias, or “lookism” – workplace bias based upon appearance.  See our posts on lookism, appearance or beauty bias, and weight and height discrimination: October 16, 2013; July 9, 2012; February 11, 2011).  Some call this “aesthetic labor” – or “looking good.”

In

21070513_sApropos of our posts recently chronicalling the increase in the number of cases of religious discrimination,  we recommend an article written by my friend Lily Strumwasser, Esq. in Inside Counsel entitled “Compliance:  Religious Discrimination – It’s On The Rise.”

Lily describes what religious discrimination is, charts the rise in lawsuits nicely, set forth a short