A Muslim woman who works as a hostess at Disneyland Resort's Grand Californian hotel has accused the park of discrimination for refusing to let her wear a religious headscarf at work. Disneyland Resort says no discrimination took place and that the employee was offered a behind-the-scenes role until the matter could be resolved. Does it make a difference if Imane Boudlal’s was hired as a cast member, like most Disneyland employees, subject to “costume” restrictions? Should we be free to wear religious garb at work?
Steve Kaplan, labor employment lawyer, former chair of LA County Bar’s labor and employment section