Workplace Discrimination: Muslim Employee Sues Disney Over Headscarf

Photo credit: Jae C. Hong, AP
Photo credit: Jae C. Hong, AP

A worker in Disneyland's Grand Californian Hotel is suing the company over their refusal to allow her to wear her Muslim Hijab scarf while working at her position as a hostess in the hotel's Storytellers Cafe. 26-year-old Imane Boudlal was asked to remove the traditional head garment when she attempted to wear it on Sunday, being told that she could either remove the hijab or work a positon "backstage" - a term referring to back of house work that typically does not require interfacing with customers.