Imane Boudlal speaks during a news conference at the ACLU with her lawyer Mark Rosenbaum, chief counsel ACLU in Los Angeles on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012. AP Photo
A Muslim woman has filed a lawsuit against
entertainment giant Walt Disney for forbidding her from wearing her headscarf
at work, private broadcaster NTV reported on its website.
Imane Boudlal, 28, asked her employers to allow her to
wear her headscarf to work, but was reportedly denied on grounds that the
headscarf was against the company’s dress code.
Boudlal was then offered an alternate job that would
not involve interaction with customers so that she could continue to wear the
headscarf. The woman, however, was fired when she refused to agree to the
Boudlal was allegedly taunted at the office for her
attire as well.
Walt Disney denied the allegations, stating that the
company treated every employee the same regardless of their religious beliefs.