Abercrombie & Fitch Must Pay Over $158K For Discrimination Charges

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I don't recall the last time that Abercrombie & Fitch received positive news.

According to Business Fashion, the company has agreed to monitoring of its hiring practices and to also pay more than $158,000 to job candidates that felt discriminated against, including a woman who was asked to present a green card.

Abercrombie & Fitch will have to pay the woman $3,661 and they'll have to "set up a $153,932 to compensate others who may have faced similar discrimination and pay a $1,100 civil fine."

"The settlement was announced after the U.S. Supreme Court on June 1 revived a separate discrimination lawsuit against Abercrombie by a Muslim woman, who said the retailer refused to hire her in 2008 for an in-store sales job because she wore a head scarf.

Abercrombie claimed that the head scarf did not comply with its dress code, but the court said the retailer's decision may have been motivated by a desire not to accommodate the woman's religious practices." via