UK student with prosthetic arm wins suit against Abercrombie after being sent to stockroom

Student with prosthetic arm wins Abercrombie case

LONDON — A law student with a prosthetic arm has won her suit for wrongful dismissal against U.S. clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch after she was ordered to work in the stockroom.

Riam Dean says she was removed from a London branch’s sales floor because the cardigan she wore to cover her missing left forearm violated the teen apparel merchant’s strict dress code.

The 22-year-old testified that her manager taunted her about her disability. Ohio-based Abercrombie denied this.

A London employment trial ordered Abercrombie to pay Dean about 9,000 pounds ($15,000) in compensation for injured feelings, lost earnings and wrongful dismissal.

The company, known for its edgy advertisements, has faced allegations it favors young, good-looking sales staff.

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