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CAIR files U.S. Supreme Court brief in Oklahoma head scarf case
by Barbara Hoberock
The Council on American-Islamic Relations has filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in a case involving a retailer that denied employment to an Oklahoman after she wore a religious head scarf to a job interview.
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled that an applicant or employee must provide direct, explicit notice of their religious observance or practice to trigger protections under the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
In 2008, Samantha Elauf, 17, applied for a job at the Abercrombie Kids store in a Tulsa shopping mall. She didn't get the job after she wore a black hijab to the interview.
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