Muslim Woman Sues Disney over Discrimination
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Disneyland employee who says she was forbidden to wear a Muslim head scarf at work has filed a lawsuit against the Walt Disney Co. for discrimination.
The federal suit was filed Monday in Los Angeles on behalf of Imane Boudlal.
Boudlal was a restaurant hostess at the Anaheim theme park but hasn't worked there for about two years.
Boudlal says she was forbidden to wear the head scarf because it wasn't part of her approved work costume.
Disney officials say they gave Boudlal "multiple options" to accommodate her religious belief but she refused to wear a specially designed hat instead or to accept jobs away from customers. Spokeswoman Suzi Brown tells the Los Angeles Times (lat.ms/Pecssl) Disney has a long history of accommodating the religious requests of employees.
Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com
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