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?