In a win for religious freedom, the Supreme Court ruled in a favor of a Muslim woman who was denied a job at the Abercrombie & Fitch because she wore a religious headscarf during her job interview.

Abercrombie & Fitch had a policy that prohibited all sales assistants from wearing headgear. Although the policy applied to all clerical help without regard to religion, the claim nonetheless alleged that the applicant’s religion was a motivating factor in her not being hired.

The 8-1 ruling under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act sent the workplace discrimination case back to the lower courts, where Samantha Elauf will need to prove that her need for a religious accommodation was a motivating factor in Abercrombies’ decision not to hire her.

The NAE joined an amici brief in this case in December 2013.