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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued popular youth clothing company abercrombie outlet uk yesterday over a case in which a young 18 year-old woman’s job application was turned down because she wore the hijab.The suit was filed at the US District Court in San Francisco, where the civil rights agency made the claim that the company was discriminating on the basis of religion when the girl was turned down at one of the company’s stores in the Great Mall of Milpitas, California.
Abercrombie ,William Tamayo, the agency’s regional attorney says, “This retailer that targets a youth market is sending the message that you cannot aspire to their ‘All American’ brand if you wear a head covering to comply with your faith.”
The unidentified job applicant says she wore a colorful scarf to match with her outfit and saw that the manager who interviewed her had checked ‘not Abercrombie look.’ She said, “The interview crushed me, because I never imagined anyone in the Bay Area would reject me because of my headscarf. They didn’t just miss out on a hard worker. They lost a customer.”
Abercrombie uk, Although Abercrombie and Fitch representatives have not commented on the case yet, this is not the first incident of this nature. Last year in September, the company faced a similar suit in Ohio for rejecting the application of 17 year-old Samantha Elauf as a salesperson, claiming that the girl’s scarf was violating the store’s “Look Policy.”
Abercrombie outlet, Earlier this year, Muslim woman Hani Khan, who worked for a Hollister store in San Mateo, was fired due to her refusal to remove her hijab as well. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) got involved and stated that the young woman’s dismissal from her job was a violation of nondiscrimination laws, involving the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in the process.
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF) has been on and off the rocks for the past couple of years. The company has been grilled in a recent wave of negative publicity. In addition, the company delivered fiscal first quarter results at near-disastrous levels, leading to a sharp decline in stock price that gave up most of 2013's gains.
Abercrombie and fitch ,The entire retail industry has delivered weak results and most competitors are still struggling due to weak traffic at the malls. Let's examine how badly Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF) has been hit and what competitors are doing.
Abercrombie and fitch schweiz Co. (NYSE:ANF) revised its fiscal 2013 guidance to $3.15-$3.25 per share, below earlier analyst estimates of $3.49 per share. According to the company's latest guidance, the drop is expected to continue at a higher rate this year.
Abercrombie outlet ,American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO), Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF)'s most significant competitor, saw comparable store sales fall year-over-year at a modest rate of about 5%. Despite the challenging macroeconomic environment, American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) is expecting to open more stores while closing stores at a lower rate.
Aeropostale, Inc. (NYSE:ARO), the specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories, is considered Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF)'s second most important competitor. Aeropostale, Inc. (NYSE:ARO) comparable sales slid at a stronger rate of 15% over the quarter. The company's guidance for full-year earnings of $1.42-$1.45 represents modest growth over 2012's $1.39 per share.
Abercrombie and fitch zürich ,Despite challenging years for retailers, American Eagle delivered a single digit growth rate while Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF) has shown more growth. On the other hand, Abercrombie saw a larger earnings fall during recession years. Meanwhile, Aeropostale's earnings profile has simply collapsed, and I believe that in its current state it does not represent a threat to Abercrombie or American Eagle.
Abercrombie and fitch online shop has experienced some serious inventory issues, not to mention last year's embarrassing inventory mistake, which appear to have cost about $80 million in sales. Moreover, the company estimated that 10 of 15 points of its comparable sales decline were attributable to a lack of inventory. Aeropostale reported having too much inventory on hand, which was music to consumer ears due to the aggressive promotions the company had to initiate.