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Abercrombie & Fitch is in trouble over its hiring policies again. The French public advocate Dominique Baudis — a government-appointed kind of ombudsman for human-rights issues in France — says his organization is looking into the chain for alleged discriminatory hiring practices. Abercrombie only hires young, conventionally good-looking store clerks, and has come under fire for discriminating against disabled employees in the U.K. and minority and female workers in the U.S. The retailer refers to its store employees as "models," but Baudis doesn't buy the excuse, and says Abercrombie appears "to base its recruitment methods on discriminatory criteria and particularly on physical appearance." [Telegraph]