RELIGION

Supreme Court rules for hijab wearer who wasn't hired by Abercrombie & Fitch

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2015 file photo, Samantha Elauf stands outside the Supreme Court in Washington.  he Supreme Court ruled Monday for a Muslim woman who did not get hired after she showed up to a job interview with clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch wearing a black headscarf. The justices said that employers generally have to accommodate job applicants and employees with religious needs if the employer at least has an idea that such accommodation is necessary. Job applicant Samantha Elauf did not tell her interviewer she was Muslim. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2015 file photo, Samantha Elauf stands outside the Supreme Court in Washington. he Supreme Court ruled Monday for a Muslim woman who did not get hired after she showed up to a job interview with clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch wearing a black headscarf. The justices said that employers generally have to accommodate job applicants and employees with religious needs if the employer at least has an idea that such accommodation is necessary. Job applicant Samantha Elauf did not tell her interviewer she was Muslim. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)  (The Associated Press)

The Supreme Court has sided with a Muslim woman who did not get hired after she showed up to a job interview with clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch wearing a head scarf.

The justices said Monday that employers generally have to accommodate job applicants and employees with religious needs if the employer at least has an idea that such accommodation is necessary.

Job applicant Samantha Elauf did not tell her interviewer she was Muslim.

But Justice Antonin Scalia said for the court that Abercrombie "at least suspected" that Elauf wore a head scarf for religious reasons. Scalia said: "That is enough."