Former Abercrombie & Fitch ‘Transgender’ Employee Sues for Being Asked to Wear Female Uniform

AF Credit Urizatto-compressedNEW YORK  — A former employee at the clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch who was born female but identifies as male has filed a federal lawsuit against the company for allegedly being asked to wear the women’s uniform.

Maha Shalaby is seeking $35 million as she claims that she was “badgered” to wear female clothing at the store’s Manhattan location. She says that she was initially told when she was hired that she could wear men’s clothes, but was informed later that company policy requires her to dress as a female.

According to the lawsuit, Shalaby states that a manager told her she must “only wear a girls uniform because that’s what customers want to see.” However, she was offered the night shift as an alternative so that she could wear men’s clothing yet not be seen by the public.

Abercrombie & Fitch—which often uses risque models—is known for its strict dress code, known as the look policy. Company rules ban tattoos and facial hair, and also provide guidelines on fingernail length and the use of makeup. Officials recently loosened restrictions due to a lawsuit from a Muslim employee who was prohibited from wearing a headscarf.

Shalaby was fired before the policy was relaxed, but it is unclear as to why her employment was terminated. Her lawsuit comes after the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) concluded that the company engaged in unlawful discrimination.

As previously reported, earlier this week, a medical researcher at the University of Wisconsin who was born male but identifies as female filed a discrimination complaint with the EEOC for being denied coverage for a sex change operation.

“To be singled out for a denial of coverage is hurtful and burdensome,” Shannon Andrews, 34, said in a statement released by the ACLU.

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In the discrimination complaint, the ACLU asserts that the denial violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act because it is gender-related.

The organization also recently filed a discrimination complaint for a prison nurse who identifies as male and was likewise denied coverage for a sex change operation.

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  • Nidalap

    It’s not gender-related. It’s mental health- related…


      Let us assume, for the moment, that you are correct. What is your point and how does that differ from accommodating physical handicaps?

      • TheBottomline4This

        Physical issues are not a mental illness.


          What is the difference? Are you suggesting that a mental illness is somehow less worthy than a physical illness?

          • TheBottomline4This

            Is “what is the difference?” a serious question??
            Can’t you tell the difference between someone for example in a wheelchair versus someone who “thinks” they are the opposite gender/sex? Big difference Davy.

          • Amos Moses

            Yeah ……. and they should get special parking spaces too ………..

          • Nidalap

            And people suffering from multiple personality disorder should totally be allowed to use the carpool lane. Gotta support the illness you know…

          • Becky


          • Amos Moses

            No they should not ………. yes we should …. you shut up ….. no you shut up ……… i hate you ….. i hate you right back ………….

            (overheard in passing) …………….

          • Chet

            Well now wait a minute, a man’s gotta know his limitations…

        • Alan Manisco

          You must be a libtard, bc you obviously are too stupid to get it.

          • TheBottomline4This

            Actually, I’m an Independent politically.
            You’re the ignorant one if you think trans can actually ever be anything other than the gender/sex they were born.

      • Midlandr

        He is correct, trannies are mentally ill. It is ALL in the mind.

        • TheBottomline4This

          Now don’t forget their feelings too. They feel like they’re in the wrong body, so it must be true, right? 😉

          • Midlandr

            Hmmm, I think I feel like a taco. 😉

          • TheBottomline4This

            Aw, be proud of that feeling.
            You are a great Taco for accepting your true self.
            You go girl…or boy, whichever…it doesn’t matter anymore. YOU and only YOU can define who you are. Ignore what you were born with. That can be surgically changed.
            You go Taco!!!
            We support you!!!

    • TheBottomline4This

      Isn’t that the Truth. Trans are the gender/sex they were born. They are mentally ill. It’s interesting the extreme leftist are embracing this so readily, but that probably says something about their own mental health.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    This individual was created as woman by the Creator God. No human can change it. Laws should grant all people to live according to the plain truth. No one should be forced to treat her anything other than a female human being. Truth should override false preferences.

  • Niko

    This is what you get when you cave in or give an inch to filthy weak minded amoral scumbags.Secondly you want a sex change operation – PAY FOR IT YOUR YOURSELF DIRTBAGS !!!!!

  • Rose Boltz

    If the person is confused on what they are how are we to determine? Perhaps a mental asslym is in order.

    • TheBottomline4This

      Mental institutions used to be a place where those who were mentally ill could get help. I don’t think there are many helpful ones anymore.
      There will come a time when they will have to admit proper good ones have to be established once the dust good and settles on all of the mental issues floating around begin to crash and burn and ultimately burden society more than they ever saw coming.

  • Dan Jones

    If you have female parts you are a woman… thus dress like one in the job place…

    Always be a light that is shininginthedark.c…

  • Dan Jones

    Why is it 99% of the ones wanting to get into the opposite sexes bathrooms are male… I do see a clear pattern forming, do you liberals?

    • Jalapeno

      Most transgenders are male to female.

  • Alan Manisco

    I was turned down for a stem cell transplant to get rid of my cancer, so now I will most likely die soon. And these idiots are suing bc they got turned down to have their dick cut off??? REALLY??? What is this world coming to?

  • Chet

    Claiming to be male while not being born male and having male parts throughout one’s body is simply insane… There’s just no other rational explanation…