The US Supreme Court has ruled in favour of a Muslim woman after she was denied a job at an Abercrombie & Fitch Co clothing store because she wore a hijab.
She was turned down for a sales job in 2008 at an Abercrombie Kids store in Tulsa, Oklahoma, when she was 17.
She wore a head scarf, or hijab, at the job interview but did not specifically say that, as a Muslim, she wanted the company to give her a religious accommodation.
The preppy clothing company had denied Ms Elauf the job on the grounds that wearing the head scarf violated its “look policy” for sales staff.
Ms Elauf had been backed by Christian, Muslim, Sikh and Jewish groups.
A federal district judge had originally ruled for Ms Elauf, but an appeals court decided in October 2013 in favour of Abercrombie.
The Supreme Court has now given its judgement.
It is not the first time Abercrombie has been accused of discrimination.
Source: Sky News