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Muslim woman sues Disney for forbidding head scarves

Lawsuit claims she was fired for asking to wear a hijab to work

Disneyland was hardly a magical place to work for Imane Boudlal. She sued Walt Disney Co. on Monday over claims that she faced harassment and religious discrimination when she worked at one of the theme park’s restaurants.

Boudlal was a hostess at Disneyland’s Storytellers Café, and alleges that she was fired because two years into her employment, she asked if she could wear a Muslim head scarf—a hijab—to work. To accommodate Disney’s rather strict policy on employee appearance, Boudlal offered to wear a hijab with a Disney logo, or one that matched the colors of her uniform.

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