Abercrombie & Fitch is finally coming to understand that it’s ‘look policy,’ which strictly regulates the workplace attire of employees in Abercrombie stores and subsidiary stores Abercrombie Kids and Hollister Co., s discriminatory. Abercrombie positioned its draconian dress code as the indispensible heart of its business model, claiming that controlling workers’ dress in every way, from the length of their pant cuffs to what jewelry they can wear to work, was the key to its success.
When a Portland woman was hired in 2011 as one of the few female referees at the U.S. Tennis Association’s Pacific Northwest Section, she was naturally quite proud. The USTA is America’s largest recreational tennis organization and runs tournaments and provides player ratings for some 825,000 participants nationwide, according to its website. The Pacific Northwest Section is one of 17 sections across the nation and in the Caribbean -- including, of course, here in California.
In 2008, more than 30 San Francisco police officers filed a class-action lawsuit against the police department, the police chief at the time, and the City and County of San Francisco. The officers claimed that the department intentionally changed its promotion system in a way that resulted in systematic age discrimination.
What would you do if you were subjected to unwanted physical touch from your fellow employees and even sexually assault while on the job? What if you complained to management but found your complaints brushed off? What if the coworkers responsible for such sexual harassment were never disciplined for their actions, making your working environment hostile in nature?