Skip to comments.Former Disney worker expected to sue over head scarf dispute
Posted on 08/23/2012 7:15:59 AM PDT by yoe
A former Disney employee is expected to announce Monday a federal lawsuit against the entertainment giant, saying she was harassed and unfairly removed from her hostess job after refusing to remove her head scarf while at work.
Imane Boudlal, who is Muslim, said she had worked at Storyteller's Cafe in Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa in Anaheim for two years when she began wearing her hijab to work in August 2010. Boudlal said she was told wearing her scarf was a violation of company policy, and she would either have to remove it, cover it with a hat or take a job working out of public sight.
Boudlal, now 28, refused. She has not worked at Disney since Aug. 21, 2010, said Mark Rosenbaum, an attorney from the ACLU of Southern California who is representing Boudlal.
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One more Muslim being pushed forward to complain that the world is not Muslim.....a silly law suit. Frankly as a nudist, I should not have to wear clothes to work..........
We don’t wear hijabs in America! If you don’t like it, go back to the sewer you crawled out of. You won’t be missed.
We need to take our country back in oh so many ways!
This is a nuisance suit. The expectation is that Disney will quietly settle this. Only Disney is renown for maintaining grooming & personal appearance standards. So maybe not?
Do you mean to say for two years she didn’t see the religious necessity of wearing a hijab and then it occured to her to “test” her employer under the guise of some faked religiosity?
Wow, can there be a counter-suit for abuse of the judicial process?
DOJ has set up a division to sue businesses on behalf of Muslims. Sharia here we come.
Dress code is still dress code. If a business wants a particular image they have that’s right. What’s next? Will she get a job at Hooters and then complaint she isn’t allowed to cover up like it’s 10° outside and she’s forced to serve beer and bar b q pork?
Is the hijab religious or cultural?
She would not want me on the jury.
How would you like to see someone in a hijab, boarding the service stairs, to clean your airliner, prior to your departure?
United 1492, Monday 20 Aug, Seattle to Denver.
At about 5-6, 180, he/she could have carried anything on board.
Coming from the tarmac, who knows what security checks may have been avoided?
So, for 2 years, she either hid her affiliations, or felt it was ok for her to work her job without her scarf.
Then, suddenly, without warning - she opted to change her 'uniform' and demands her employer support her decision. Just a silly question, if she had made this condition known (wearing a head scarf) known at the onset of her employment - would Disney have hired her? Probably not.
When you agree to work and accept a paycheck - you perform the job when, where and how your employer tells you to do it. If not, then you need to give your employer notice that you are not willing to honor the terms you agreed to when you accepted the job. 2 weeks notice is customary and expected.
bits and pieces.....
this is how we got to where we are today. Millions of tiny little steps and bits and pieces.
Why is it that liberals lecture us about separation of church and state, and imposing religious values in society and all that? But then in a case such as this, we have to bend over backwards and change standards to accomodate someone’s religion. How does this make sense????
If you dont like it, go back to the sewer you crawled out of.
Good lord. Don’t give um any ideas! Just about everywhere food related sells something with pork in it.
They'll move her to an appropriate theme site where she will be in costume.
“bits and pieces.....
this is how we got to where we are today. Millions of tiny little steps and bits and pieces.”
It’s how Progressive works.
Isn't there an Aladdin ride?
In America the hijab, niqab, burka, chador, garbage bag, etc is worn as an in-your-face political statement & nothing less:
“We are not of your culture! We do not share your values! We do not respect your ways and we DEMAND that you respect ours! Our religion today is your religion tomorrow! Inshallah!!!”
BTW, I was deployed to Uzbekistan which was part of the USSR and is (mostly) secular. Women wear mostly Western garb. I asked one good-looking Uzbek chick if there were any burkas in Uzbekistan. Her dark eyes flashed and she replied, “Of course not!”, then pointed toward Afghanistan. “That’s for those people to the south!”
Wow, I thought. A Muslimah who gets it about burkas.
[Your username: a “real helicopter pilot”?]
Why did the EEO even permit the lawsuit?
Disney has a dress code for employees who present Disney to the public. For 60 years they have been consistent in that dress code. Disney is right.
If they randomly applied the rules, then they would lose. If consistent, as they are, they will win.
Because you're a Muslim doesn't give you more rights than the next person just the same.
Islam by Radicals are not good for anyone's health...keep them out of your towns.........
“Imane Boudlal, who is Muslim, said she had worked at Storyteller’s Cafe in Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa in Anaheim for two years when she began wearing her hijab to work in August 2010.”
If I understand this correctly she waited 2 years after being hired to start wearing it.........WHY?
Likely read a news story where others sued for fun and profit and figured she’d cash in.
Remember Sara Duncan the ballerina whose headscarf wrapped around the axle of a convertible she was in and snapped her neck?
Look all Mohammedans, no one forced you to work at Disney. There are other jobs. Be a nanny for a Mohammedan family, work at a mosque. Stay home. But if you want to work at Disney, DISNEY IS YOUR BOSS HONEY
It doesn’t because Liberalism is a mental disorder.
Imane Boudlal, who is Muslim, a MICKEY MOUSE religion!!
I lived for years in So Calif.
This is NOT the first lawsuit against Disney for personal appearances.
Disney has won all the prior suits, IIRC, because they consider their employees a part of the overall ENTERTAINMENT that Disney is providing at their theme parks and they want each employee in each job to represent what that job entails.
If you are working in FrontierLand, you will be expected to look the part, etc. Same for Cinderella’s castle.
This woman worked there for a number of months.
Disney is VERY CLEAR about pre-employment information & what is expected in your daily appearance.
This woman will lose, IMO, and Disney will not make a settlement.
That would open the door to hundreds of other Muslims trying the same trick for free money.
I noticed the Disney statement on the matter — which didn’t get into the specifics of this case — that the Disney spokesperson referred to their employees as “entertainers.” I’m guessing that is significant from a legal standpoint and that it echos the wording of the Disney (employee) Handbook.
Thanks for the input!
“Because you’re a Muslim doesn’t give you more rights than the next person just the same.”
You are WRONG, O infidel!! Muslims HAVE more rights than you filthy Kaffirs because the Noble Koran so states,
“O ye who believe! Know ye not that ye are the best of all peoples upon the Earth?”
Surrender to Islam you unbelievers or WE KILL YOU!!!