The Supreme Court ruled that US retailer discriminated against Muslim applicant’s Hijab

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SHAFAQNA – According to Huffington Post, Samantha Elauf applied for a sales position at an Abercrombie children’s store in Oklahoma in 2008. Despite her high marks in the interview, Elauf didn’t get the job because her Hijab, so Elauf sued with the help of the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

“Motive and knowledge are separate concepts,” Justice Antonin Scalia wrote for the majority. “An employer who acts with the motive of avoiding accommodation may violate [the law] even if he has no more than an unsubstantiated suspicion that accommodation would be needed.” The ruling sends Elauf’s case back to the lower court for further consideration.

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