WASHINGTON – 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."