Disabled woman sues Abercrombie & Fitch

A woman claims clothing firm Abercrombie & Fitch made her work in the stockroom because her prosthetic arm did not fit the shop's image.

Riam Dean told an Employment Tribunal she felt "diminished" and "humiliated" by the incident at its Saville Row store in central London.

The 22-year-old law student is suing for disability discrimination and seeking up to £20,000 in damages.

The company said her portrayal of what happened was "inaccurate".

Miss Dean, who was born with her left forearm missing and wears a prosthetic arm, said she was granted special permission to wear a cardigan to cover the join in her arm.

But she told the tribunal she was later removed from the shop floor and made to work in the stockroom because the cardigan did not adhere to the strict dress code.

I was always prepared for children to be curious about my disability, but to be faced with adult bullying, no-one could have prepared me for such debasement.”

— Riam Dean, on how she felt about being "bullied" out of her job