A Muslim Disney employee, Imane Boudal, claims that Disney bosses in Anaheim California refused to allow her to wear her hijab headscarf. She subsequently filed a federal discrimination suit at a court on Wednesday.
Imane was sent home three times without pay, and on the fourth time she tried to wear her hijab to work she was terminated. Disney claims that they allowed Boudal to wear her headscarf, but only in the absence of customers.
Disney also claims that they complied with laws, citing that they offered the employee alternative working arrangements during her regularly scheduled shift in which she would be allowed to wear her hijab.
Disney believes that the issue is with a long standing feud with the union.
Should women be allowed to wear their Hijab? Itâ€™s a tough question. With a lot of tensions between the eastern and western world, there has been more and more resistance to allowing women to wear their Muslim headscarves. In France, there was a ban on the burqa, which is a full face covering.
Also, one cannot overlook whether or not Disney would allow a Jewish individual to wear his Yarmulke to work, as well. IF they allow the Yarmulke, they should allow the hijab.