Friday, August 20, 2010

The Disney Look versus Religious Accommodation

A Muslim employee at Disneyland has filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She alleges that the company did not accommodate her religious beliefs when they would not permit her to wear a headscarf while in a customer service position. Disney apparently argues that the headscarf is inconsistent with the "Disney look." An excerpt from The Telegraph article:

A Disney spokesman said Miss Boudlal has never been denied the opportunity to work.

“She’s been allowed to work,” said Disneyland spokesman Suzi Brown. “We’ve given her the opportunity to work in a backstage role the last several shifts that she’s come in.”

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