Welp, this isn’t new!
After offending hordes of customers for only offering small sizes in an effort to cater to "cool, good-looking people", Abercrombie & Fitch is under fire once again!
Slimane Laoufi, a member of France's human right watchdog group Defender of Rights, has launched an official investigation into Aber's unfair hiring practices after noticing the Champs-Elysees flagship store for only employing good looking people.
In a statement about the investigation, a rep for the group explained that Abercrombie & Fitch seems:
"…to base its recruitment methods on discriminatory criteria and particularly on physical appearance. In reality to be models and vendors at the same time. While essential and decisive professional requirements can justify taking physical appearance into account when recruiting models, it is different for vendor positions."
Considering that A&F's CEO, Mike Jeffries, has made more enemies than friends as of late, we doubt this will fare well for his corporation.
Can't wait to see what Slimane digs up!
[Image via Joe Maher/WENN.]
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