This article was obtained through Brian Bulger, Esq. who presented comments on it, along with other recent developments, at the Chicago Industry Liaison Group (ILG) meeting.

In a decision that came as no major surprise to Supreme Court watchers, on June 1, 2015, the Court ruled 8-1 in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch that Abercrombie & Fitch violated the civil rights of a Muslim job applicant when it refused to hire her because the headscarf that she wore pursuant to her religious obligations conflicted with the company’s dress code policy.

In a normal case, the applicant and the employer might be expected to discuss whether the applicant could adhere to the compa