Abercrombie & Fitch Heads to Supreme Court Over Muslim Hijab Case
The Supreme Court heard arguments today in a controversial religious freedom case.
The lawsuit centers around a Muslim woman who applied for a job in 2008 with Abercrombie & Fitch in Tulsa, Oklahoma, wearing a headscarf, but was not hired due to the company's "look policy."
The clothing retailer has strict guidelines for how its sales associates - or "models" - must dress at work.
Abercrombie says that Samantha Elauf did not disclose that she wore the headscarf for religious reasons.
The core issue is whether a potential employee has to make clear to a company that they have a religious exemption need.
Judge Andrew Napolitano said on "Shepard Smith Reporting" this afternoon that from reading transcripts of the oral arguments, it appears that Elauf is going to win her case against Abercrombie.
"Which means an order to Abercrombie that they have to hire her and she can wear her full religious garb amongst her colleagues - who are wearing next to nothing - as they try and to sell these clothes to young people," Judge Nap said.
Watch more insight from Judge Nap above.