The EEOC's Jihad just won't stop
The most obvious question to ask about the EEOC's obsession with the Samantha Elauf case is why is it even a case?
Setting aside the entire legal question of whether a store that sells trendy clothing is required to accept an employee wearing a 7th century symbol that says she is her husband's or father's property... Elauf's being a Muslim woman wearing Hijab had nothing to do with why she wasn't hired.
There are two issues in the case
1. Abercrombie and Fitch have a policy against headcoverings for employees
2. Samantha Elauf was not hired by A and F even before she told them about her Hijab
The federal appellate court found that Elauf’s religious headscarf only became an issue after she was ruled out as a candidate. “Ms. Elauf never informed Abercrombie prior to its hiring decision that she wore her headscarf or `hijab’ for religious reasons.”
So this case should never have even gotten out of the gate. Instead it's now headed to the Supreme Court. Because the EEOC's Jihad just won't stop and the Supreme Court is a mess.
The Supreme Court has just agreed to hear a case concerning the rights of a woman to wear hijab, a headscarf, while working at Abercrombie and Fitch. This case began in 2008, in Tulsa, Oklahoma on behalf of then seventeen-year-old Samantha Elauf and is known as Equal Employment Opportunity Commission vs Abercrombie and Fitch Stores, Inc.
So the Supreme Court will hear a case in which a Muslim woman was not hired before she even told a company that she was Muslim and wore a Hijab for religious reasons.