Abercrombie & Fitch Sued By Disabled Clerk

Student 'hidden in back' because prosthetic arm didn't fit trendy 'look'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 25, 2009 4:34 AM CDT
Riam Dean arrives for an employment tribunal in London, yesterday. The 22-year-old student who worked at Abercrombie & Fitch says she was discriminated against because she has a prosthetic arm.    (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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(Newser) – A British woman with a prosthetic arm is suing Abercrombie & Fitch for workplace discrimination, the Guardian reports. The trendy clothing retailer shifted her to backroom duties to hide her from customers, telling her that a cardigan she wore to cover the link between the prosthesis and her arm contravened its "look policy," according to the 22-year-old student. The stated policy requires workers to represent the company with a "natural, classic American style" and to "look great."
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