A 24-year-old Muslim woman says she unfairly lost her job at a Disneyland cafe because she refused to remove her hijab. With the help of the ACLU, Imane Boudlal is suing Disney for discrimination.
Disney says it offered Boudlal — a naturalized U.S. citizen — other roles where wearing her hijab would not have violated Disney’s employee appearance policies. ACLU attorney Mark Rosenbaum says “if you’re a Muslim, Disneyland is not the happiest place on Earth.”
How much should a company dictate what its employees wear? Is Islam a less-protected religion than other faiths in certain corporate environments?
Lawrence Rosenthal, professor of law, Chapman School of Law
Richard Foglesong, professor of political science at Rollins College, and author of “Married to the Mouse: Walt Disney World and Orlando”
Mark Rosenbaum, ACLU Attorney