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Supreme Court Rules Against Abercrombie & Fitch In Religious Discrimination Case!

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Supreme Court rules against Abercrombie in religious case.

Victory!!!

In 2008, then 17-year-old Samantha Elauf (pictured above in February 2015) was denied a job at Abercrombie & Fitch, which she felt was a result of her wearing a hijab, and thus identifying herself as Muslim, during the interview process.

[ Related: Abercrombie Finally Changes Its Looks-Based Policy ]

On Monday, the Supreme Court, in a near unanimous 8-1 decision, ruled that companies cannot discriminate against employees, or deny employment to job applicants, for religious reasons.

The justices ruling against Abercrombie argued that even if the retailer did not know for a fact that Elauf was Muslim, their suspicions had nevertheless influenced their decision not to hire her.

Justice Antonin Scalia wrote:

"The rule for disparate-treatment claims based on a failure to accommodate a religious practice is straightforward. An employer may not make an applicant's religious practice, confirmed or otherwise, a factor in employment decisions."

This decision will obviously have major implications in the future for other companies who raise suspicions of discriminating for religious reasons.

It should be noted, however, that Abercrombie has changed its "looks policy" recently after backlash that the company only hired employees that fit a very narrow, mainstream ideal.

Better late than never, we guess!

[Image via Abercrombie & Fitch Instagram & AP Images (inset)]

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Abercrombie & Fitch Changes Its Looks-Based Hiring Policy! No More Shirtless Dudes Either!

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Abercrombie and Fitch changes its looks-based hiring policy.

Ha, even Abercrombie & Fitch is over its superficial hiring policy!

In a recent press release the company has outlined several major changes they'll be making in their stores and hiring policies in order to bring in more customers, and appease shareholders, naturally.

[ Related: Former A&F Employee Shares Stories Of Discrimination At The Company ]

Most notably, sales associates will no longer have to look quintessentially "hot" to be given jobs at the company's stores in the first place.

A&F's notorious "Look Policy" banned heavy makeup, including eyeliner, French-tip manicures, certain hair-styling products and even mustaches.

Employees were also referred to as "models," but now, they will be called brand representatives.

Moreover, there won't be shirtless men baring their abs at every store opening, nor will advertisements be as sexualized as they were in previous years, with completely naked models in some cases.

Former CEO Mark Jeffries caught a lot of flack a few years ago for stating that he didn't want people who weren't conventionally attractive to shop at Abercrombie.

With sales declining in recent years as well, Jeffries' management decisions suddenly didn't seem so great, and he was let go.

Only time will tell if the new direction the company is heading in will actually get people excited for the brand again.

[Image via Abercrombie & Fitch]

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Abercrombie & Fitch Under Fire For Discrimination AGAIN! Read The Shocking Details HERE!

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Why is Abercrombie & Fitch in hot water this time? Find out HERE!

Abercrombie & Fitch in hot water again?

Um, can't say we're not surprised.

While the retailer has faced multiple discrimination lawsuits in the past, they don't seem to ever learn.

[ Photos: Celebs Who Have Posed For A&F ]

One current employee is reporting the acts of discrimination and racism she's witnessed while working at one of their stores, writing:

"Because my store was the 'flagship' store, the CEO frequently visited us. When he did visit, managers went out of their way to ensure that the models on the floor were the cream of the crop. Unfortunately, this usually meant the thinnest, tallest, and whitest models."

And it only gets worse. She continued:

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Controversial Fashion Figures: Dolce & Gabbana, John Galliano, Coco Chanel & More!

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Fashion people may glitter but they're not perfect!

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana of Dolce & Gabbana really screwed up big time with their horribly insensitive comments about babies born via IVF, and they recently sort of apologized.

Yet, they shouldn't feel alone — they actually join a long list of controversial fashion figures who have done or said things that have landed them in hot water!

CLICK HERE to see the gallery, "Controversial Fashion Figures! Dolce & Gabbana, John Galliano, Coco Chanel & More!"

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Lucy Hale Is The First Celeb To Design For Hollister! Preview Her Upcoming Clothing Line HERE!

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She's so good at keeping secrets!!

Must come from all her time playing Aria on Pretty Little Liars, LOLz!

But the secret is officially out — Lucy Hale is the first celebrity to design a line TWO lines for Hollister, the SoCal inspired offshoot of Abercrombie & Fitch! And not only is Lucy Hollister the very first celeb designer, this also marks the actress' first shot at designing clothing.

So many firsts for everyone!!

Miz Hale is enthralled to be working with the brand, and gushed:

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From Taylor Swift To Jennifer Lawrence, You'll Never Believe All The Celebs That Have Posed For Abercrombie & Fitch!

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Check out all the celebs who modeled for Abercrombie & Fitch HERE!!

Oh dayum!

Even with all the drama Abercrombie & Fitch has attracted, they always manage to score the hottest models.

Most recently they’ve featured Colton Haynes, Scott Eastwood, and more heartthrobs in their campaigns, but did you know there were a slew of celebs that came before them??

Names like Taylor Swift and Jennifer Lawrence should probably sound familiar. Ha!

Yep, and that was before these blonde beauties were famous!!

Want to see which other stars were launched into super stardom?? Prepare yourselves!

CLICK HERE to view the gallery, "All The Celebs That Have Posed For Abercrombie & Fitch! You'll Never Believe Who Made The List!"

CLICK HERE to view the gallery, "All The Celebs That Have Posed For Abercrombie & Fitch! You'll Never Believe Who Made The List!"

CLICK HERE to view the gallery, "All The Celebs That Have Posed For Abercrombie & Fitch! You'll Never Believe Who Made The List!"

CLICK HERE to view the gallery, "All The Celebs That Have Posed For Abercrombie & Fitch! You'll Never Believe Who Made The List!"

CLICK HERE to view the gallery, "All The Celebs That Have Posed For Abercrombie & Fitch! You'll Never Believe Who Made The List!"

[Image via Abercrombie & Fitch.]

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