Under the free market system in the United States, companies have the ability to operate their business as they see fit as long as they do not violate the law including law. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a federal law that prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin and religion. Recruiters must base their hiring decisions solely on the applicant's merits and considering anything other than their qualifications is an unethical issue. Under the theory of deontology, the principle holds true that a person should adhere strictly to a set of moral rules that establish their personal value of what is right and what is wrong. When applying those ethics to hiring practices, doing what is morally and ethically right is in-line with the Supreme Court's majority decision in which the EEOC prevailed. According to the Kantian theories it would be imperative to command oneself to be moral and do the right thing, even when the corporation's interest in advertising and in creating a specific public image is circumvented.Collins, C., & Sokolowski, J. (2015, June 12). Supreme Court sides with EEOC in Abercrombie & Fitch hijab case (Links to an external site.)[Blog post]. Retrieved from -sides-with-eeoc-in-abercrombie-fitch-hijab-case/Olson, W. (2015, June 1). EEOC v. Abercrombie: Headscarfs and judicial modesty (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from -abercrombie-headscarfs-judicial-modesty (Links to an external site.)Religion in the workplace: Bias unveiled (Links to an external site.). (2015, June 3). TheEconomist. Retrieved from
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