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SCOTUS Favors Religious Rights in Workplace Decision

The nation’s high court ruled that employers have a responsibility to give “favored treatment” when accommodating faith-based observances.

A Muslim woman who applied to work at clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch will be able to raise discrimination claims without having to prove she wasn’t hired due to a headscarf she wore for religious reasons. So reports The Wall Street Journal.

Employees at the store are required to wear clothing similar to what is sold in the store. Lawyers for the clothing store said the managers were unsure if the applicant was Muslim, because they didn’t ask. However, the 8-1 ruling stated the applicant must only show the need for accommodation was a “motivating factor” in the employer’s decision.

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