She has been working with the company for two years and only now has filed suit. Hamas-linked CAIR is representing her. This is, in short, yet another stealth jihad attempt to assert the primacy of Islamic law and custom over American law and custom. “Muslim employee accuses Disney of discrimination,” from the Orange County Register, August 18 (thanks to Pamela Geller):
A Disneyland Resort hotel employee accused Disney of discrimination for refusing to let her wear a Muslim head scarf at work in public.
Imane Boudlal, a restaurant hostess at the Storytellers’ Cafe in the Grand Californian Hotel in Downtown Disney, said she has been sent home without pay four times this week after attempting to wear a hijab at work.
But Suzi Brown, a Disneyland Resort spokeswoman, said Boudlal was offered a behind-the-scenes assignment at the restaurant until a solution could be figured out. Brown denied that the company discriminated against Boudlal.
Wednesday afternoon, Boudlal was turned away for the fourth time from her public hostess job after holding a press conference to bring attention to the issue. About 50 supporters — some of whom wore head scarves — followed her to the front of the restaurant, praying and rallying as they waited for an answer and Disney visitors walked by. Boudlal again was told that she could take an assignment out of public view.
“I’m not going to accept to work in the back,” said Boudlal, 26, of Anaheim.
In the press conference, Boudlal said she believes she was discriminated against because she looks Muslim. Boudlal said she sent a letter to Disney requesting that she be able to wear a head scarf. After they kept delaying a response, she decided to report to work with it.
“I’m not here to scare anyone,” she said. “I’m here to do my job.”
On Wednesday, Boudlal filed a discrimination complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and a letter demanding back pay from Disney, said Ameena Qazi, an attorney from Council on American-Islamic Relations, which is representing Boudlal. Qazi said she believes that Disney is breaking state and federal laws.
“The company values diversity and has a long-standing policy against discrimination of any kind,” said Brown of Disney in the prepared statement.
“Ms. Boudlal has worked for the company for more than two years and recently made the request to wear a hijab, and we have been working directly with her on accommodations. In the interim, we offered reasonable accommodations to allow her to work during her scheduled shifts, which she declined.“…
Disney is known for its strict dress code, called the Disney Look, which has been in place since 1957.
It won’t be in place much longer.