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The fashion company Abercrombie and Fitch is famous around the world for its trendy clothes and modern stores.

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Many young people like its clothes and love to shop in Abercrombie and Fitch stores, where models are employed to work on the shop floor.

Recently, a law student called Riam Dean has taken the UK branch of the company to an industrial tribunal.

She says that she was discriminated against because she did not fit the store's 'look policy'.

Riam has a prosthetic arm and says that when she was offered the job, she was told that there would be no problem if she covered up her prosthetic arm with a cardigan.

But a few days after working at the store, she says that the company hid her from customers by moving her to the store room.

Riam says that the reason she was moved was because her cardigan broke the dress code of the store.

The marketing of clothes in stores like Abercrombie and Fitch is very important and big fashion companies spend lots of money designing their 'look'.

They want their clothes to look good and maybe even want the customers to think that if they wear their clothes, they will look as good as the people who wear them in the store.

But sometimes, customers feel intimidated when they go into stores like these.

They feel that they are not as beautiful as the people working there and find it daunting to shop there.

What do you think of this story? Do you feel intimidated or daunted by shopping in stores where the staff are very beautiful? Write to us in English!

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trendyعصري

modelsعارضي الازياء

shop floorأرض المحل

industrial tribunalمحكمة خاصة للنظر في الشكاوى المتعلقة بأماكن العمل

discriminated againstتحيز ضد

look policy قانون مظهر الشركة

prosthetic arm يد صناعية

cardiganسترة

hidخبأ

store roomمخزن

marketingتسويق

intimidatedيشعر بالخوف

dauntedيشعر بالتردد