In 2011, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Abercrombie & Fitch for allegedly refusing to allow a Muslim sales employee to wear a hijab, the head covering that Muslim women wear. Recently, another Muslim woman has sued Walt Disney Co. for the same thing, although Disney says that it made repeated attempts to accommodate the employee, all of which she rejected. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects the right of employees to exercise their religious beliefs, as long as the beliefs are "religious" in nature and are sincerely held, and as long as allowing the exercise does not create an "undue hardship" for the employer. Appearance is a sensitive issue in retail environments, where customer perceptions are so important. In the Abercrombie case, the company is expected to argue that the hijab was not consistent with the "all-American look" that is Abercrombie's signature. Will that one fly? We'll see.