This summer, a federal district court in Oklahoma ruled in favor of the EEOC in its lawsuit against Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., for not hiring a Muslim teenager as a sales clerk because she wore a hijab – the head covering traditionally worn by Muslim women. The EEOC contended that the hijab did not comport with the store's "Look Policy," which aims for a "preppy" image.

The court found that Abercrombie could have reasonably accommodated the teenager without undue hardship, finding that the retailer had in the past allowed female employees to wear head scarves, long skirts, and jewelry for religious reasons, and had allowed male employees to wear yarmulkes and facial hair (as well as baseball caps). Abercrombie is currently defending another EEOC charge for terminating a Muslim woman after she refused to remove her hijab, despite receiving permission from a hiring manager to wear it.