Hollister, a popular clothing store in Wisconsin and nationwide made the news when a a former employee launched a high-profile lawsuit against their owning company, Abercrombie & Fitch. A Muslim woman was terminated from her position in 2010 for wearing and refusing to remove her religious head covering called a hijab. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued the company for her wrongful termination.
The Muslim woman claimed to have worn her hijab for four months before a district manager of Hollister determined that it violated their policy and terminated her employment. This is not the first accusation for Abercrombie & Fitch concerning discrimination against its staff. Reports claim that human rights campaigns in France have launched investigations on the company's alleged process of hiring their employees based on appearance.
While this high-profile case happened in California, workers in states such as Wisconsin may be at risk for similar wrongful termination situations. An employment law attorney may be able to assist those who feel that they have been wrongly fired from a job. The attorney could be capable of assessing evidence surrounding the termination and helping an ex-employee prepare for a suit against their former employers. The attorney may be able to help their client pursue legal action for any discrimination that lead to a wrongful termination of their contract under employment law.
Source: Huffington Post, "Hani Khan, Ex-Abercrombie employee, scores legal win after being fired for wearing hijab", September 09, 2013