Riam Dean is suing Abercrombie and Fitch for discrimination and is seeking damages of £25,000
A disabled law student is suing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch for discrimination, claiming it made her work in a stockroom because her prosthetic arm didn’t fit its public image.
Riam Dean, 22, was just days into a part-time job at the U.S. firm’s flagship London store when she says she was asked to leave the shop floor.
She claims she was told she broke the company’s ‘Look Policy’, which dictates how members of staff are meant to present themselves.
The company has been criticised for recruiting only young and beautiful assistants and was recently forced to settle a £25million law suit over the issue in the U.S.
Shoppers entering its new Savile Row shop are greeted by two bare-chested young men, clad in low-slung jeans and flip flops.
How did Dean violate “The Look”? She has a prosthetic forearm. Even in the picture of her in short sleeves it takes minute to figure it out. A&F seems reluctant to learn from its mistakes, a few years ago that had to pay off another discrimination suit based on ethnicity. There something fundamentally wrong with how A&F views people, only those that have a look that is subjectively defined as attractive get to be recognized by the company as fully human. Those that do not have beautiful bare chests or missing part of an arm either do not belong in their stores or should at least doing work out of sight of customers. The customers who’s insecurities about looks and fitting in, being cool or whatever the company not only counts on, but cultivates.
Gosh, ya think – Detainee says he lied to CIA in harsh interrogations
“I make up stories,” Mohammed said, describing in broken English an interrogation probably administered by the CIA concerning the whereabouts of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. “Where is he? I don’t know. Then, he torture me,” Mohammed said of his interrogator. “Then I said, ‘Yes, he is in this area.’ ”
Mohammed also appeared to say that he had fingered people he did not know as being Al Qaeda members in order to avoid abusive treatment.
Though he seems that was in part the reason some of the CIA particpated in torture. The boss wanted certain answers. Being good little civil servant wage slaves you do what the plantation owner says to support an agenda, the reasons for have already been decided, whether true or not.
An al-Qaeda associate captured by the CIA and subjected to harsh interrogation techniques said his jailers later told him they had mistakenly thought he was the No. 3 man in the organization’s hierarchy and a partner of Osama bin Laden, according to newly released excerpts from a 2007 hearing.
“They told me, ‘Sorry, we discover that you are not Number 3, not a partner, not even a fighter,’ ” said Abu Zubaida, speaking in broken English, according to the new transcript of a Combatant Status Review Tribunal held at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
President George W. Bush described Abu Zubaida in 2002 as “al-Qaeda’s chief of operations.”
Darn it, sorry about that please accept these House of Pancakes coupons to compensate you and your family for the inconvenience. In a sudden epiphany I now realize that Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay was not a satirical comedy, but more a documentary.