Imane Boudlal, employed for the last two years as a hostess at the Storyteller's Café in Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, has filed a discrimination complaint Aug. 18th against the corporation that owns "the happiest place on Earth."
The reason, they have repeatedly sent her home without pay for refusing to remove her headscarf at work. She has made four attempts since Sunday to start her shift while wearing it; the last occasion was on Wednesday after she'd filed the complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity. Boudlal brought reporters and photographers with her to document the scene that time.
But is it really as open-and-shut a case of religious discrimination as it appears?