Thursday, October 02, 2014

Supreme Court Grants Review In Abercrombie & Fitch Religious Accommodation Case

The U.S. Supreme Court today granted certiorari in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., (Docket No. 14-86). (Order List). In the case, the 10th Circuit held that there is a strict notice requirement before an employer is required to accommodate religious beliefs. Merely wearing  hijab to an employment interview did not give notice that a job applicant wore it for religious purposes or needed religious accommodation because of its conflict with Abercrombie's clothing policy. (See prior posting.) The cert. petition and related briefs are available here from SCOTUSblog. News 9 reports on the Supreme Court's grant of review.