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Hijabs now OK

Abercrombie & Fitch will change its “look policy” and allow employees to wear hijabs after a three-year legal battle with two Muslim women was settled out of court. The settlement requires Abercrombie to report religious accommodation requests and discrimination complaints to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for three years, and includes $71,000 in compensation for the women. “People shouldn’t have to choose between their faith and their paycheck,” said one of the women. The company had claimed that headscarves violated its look policy, part of its marketing strategy. 


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