Organizational Communication in the News

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Abercrombie Dress Code Enables Discrimination, Insiders Say


Source: Forbes

Even in the teen fashion industry, where retail workers are expected to wear the style of clothes they sell, Abercrombie & Fitch stands out for its draconian dress code. Company style guides map out precisely what type of attire store employees of Abercrombie and its offshoot brands Abercrombie Kids and Hollister can wear, and how they can wear it. Now company insiders and industry observers say the dress code has gone too far as it increasingly ensnares workers who wear religious garb.

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*A special thanks to Trisha Pritchard and Molly Snayd, undergraduate students at the University of Texas at San Antonio, for bringing this story to the attention of the Organizational Communication in the News team!*

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