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Here’s an interesting one.

If you’re employed at Hollister, you’re required to wear skirts and pants above the knee.

Now a former worker is suing because she says she was fired for not complying with company policy.

Associated Press reports:

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing after a Hollister Co. store worker was allegedly fired for refusing to wear pants or a skirt above the knee, something that she says violates her religious beliefs.The EEOC filed suit Thursday on behalf of Lakettra Bennett, who is Pentacostal and formerly worked at the Hollister store at the St. Louis Galleria mall in Richmond Heights, Mo. The suit against J.M. Hollister LLC and parent company Abercrombie & Fitch Stores Inc. seeks back pay and damages.

Abercrombie & Fitch general counsel David Cupps says the company is committed to fostering diversity and inclusiveness. Cupps says he hasn’t seen the lawsuit but says he would be surprised if the company was not faithful to its policy.

The EEOC says the federal Civil Rights Act requires “reasonable accommodations” for religious beliefs.

Shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. on Thursday hit their lowest price in more than two years.

The apparel retailer cut its second-quarter outlook and an analyst downgraded the stock.

The company said same-store sales fell 7 percent in July, hurt by results at its Hollister and Ruehl stores. 

“Abercrombie & Fitch’s July (same-store sales) miss and subsequent earnings-per-share guide down leads us to believe that back to school is not off to a good start,” Buckingham Research Group analyst Barbara Wyckoff wrote.