U.S. justices show support for Muslim woman denied job due to head scarf

Reuters News
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Posted: Feb 25, 2015 11:40 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A majority of U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday expressed support for a Muslim woman denied a job at an Abercrombie & Fitch Co clothing store in Oklahoma because she wore a head scarf for religious reasons.

The nine justices heard a one-hour argument in an appeal brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a federal agency that sued the company on behalf of the job applicant, Samantha Elauf.

(Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Will Dunham)