Worker Sues Disney for Hijab Prohibition

She was told she could not wear head scarf as part of uniform.


A Muslim woman filed a federal suit against the Walt Disney Company on Monday on the grounds of religious discrimination and harassment.

Imane Boudlal, a naturalized US citizen born in Morocco, says that while working at Disney's California theme park she endured harassment from supervisors and colleagues and faced discrimination for wearing a hijab before leaving the company in 2010.

Boudlal asked her supervisors for permission to wear her hijab when she worked at the Storyteller's Cafe. Her request was denied and she was told that wearing the hijab would "negatively affect patrons' experiences at the Storytellers Cafe."