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Old 08-14-2012, 09:48 AM   #1
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Muslim woman sues Disney

I guess she went through with it. I remember Pete and the guys talking about this a while back.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012...b-at-work?lite
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:16 AM   #2
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I have to say I think she is in the wrong. Not for wanting to wear her scarf, on saying ok to the costume when she was hired. Disney tells all potental CM in the position they are going for the requirments for their costume. She she didn't like it them she shouldn't have accepted the job. Then two years later wants to wear her scarf. I understand to was her understanding her freedom of choice, but what religon you are has no place at work. Disney is working for the guest, many guest may have been uneasy with her choice of the scarf. Disney gave her choices and she rejected them. She left on her own, Disney it not to blame.
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:27 AM   #3
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I feel that Disney went out of their way to try to accomodate her....and she refused.....enough said.
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I feel that Disney went out of their way to try to accomodate her....and she refused.....enough said.
Absolutely AGREE!
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:39 AM   #5
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When you are hired you know you will be in 'costume'. Nuff said.
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I think Disney is absolutely in the wrong. This is clear cut religious discrimination. By trying to accomodate her they wanted her to work in area where she is unseen. That is not trying to accomodate her anymore than if they hired people of a certain race and hid them in the back. Who would tolerate that? I hope she wins.
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Hi All,

Just popping in to remind everyone that discussion of politics or religion, of any kind, is against DIS Posting Guidelines. For the time being, I am going to allow this thread to remain open as one with information related to a topic on a past show. However, if discussion begins to veer across the line, it will be closed.
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I think Disney is absolutely in the wrong. This is clear cut religious discrimination. By trying to accomodate her they wanted her to work in area where she is unseen. That is not trying to accomodate her anymore than if they hired people of a certain race and hid them in the back. Who would tolerate that? I hope she wins.
Disney made other accommodation attempts. She turned them all down.
http://www.disunplugged.com/2010/09/...gious-customs/
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Disney made other accommodation attempts. She turned them all down.
http://www.disunplugged.com/2010/09/...gious-customs/
Thank you for sharing that link. I know enough Muslim people and about the Muslim religion to know that either the option of wearing a hat over a hijab or the alternative hat shown provided she can cover her neck as in the colored picture are perfectly acceptable. Now knowing what they offered her I change my opinion and think she's being unreasonable.
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I think Disney is absolutely in the wrong. This is clear cut religious discrimination. By trying to accomodate her they wanted her to work in area where she is unseen. That is not trying to accomodate her anymore than if they hired people of a certain race and hid them in the back. Who would tolerate that? I hope she wins.
It's sort of a Catch-22 isn't it? What would happen if the woman playing Cinderella wanted to start wearing hijab? If Disney offered her the opportunity to be Tigger since the hijab wouldn't change the costume and she refused, would that be different? Does Disney have to alter the characters to accommodate religious beliefs? I think as long as they offered her a similar position for similar pay, she has no basis for a lawsuit.
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Thank you for sharing that link. I know enough Muslim people and about the Muslim religion to know that either the option of wearing a hat over a hijab or the alternative hat shown provided she can cover her neck as in the colored picture are perfectly acceptable. Now knowing what they offered her I change my opinion and think she's being unreasonable.
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Regardless of the issue, the CM expressed a concern and Disney tried to rectify the concern. When the CM was not happy Disney tried another avenue to make the CM happy. Nothing seemed to work and this CM decided to stop showing up to work.

There are people that are extremely near sited and as soon as they hear religion or politics they focus on one single event. Who cares what it has to do with. There was an issue and Disney did try to rectify it with no success.

As you can see by the article this has happened in the past and Disney did the appropriate thing to fix the situation. They DID NOT hide the CM behind any doors. They both came to an agreement and everything was worked out. It doesn't look like the cast member in today's case want's anything more then some attention and a quick pay day.

And if she started working for another company and then got fired because of what had happened at Disney, she has a better case against that company then against Disney......although im sure Disney has the deeper pockets.
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It's sort of a Catch-22 isn't it? What would happen if the woman playing Cinderella wanted to start wearing hijab? If Disney offered her the opportunity to be Tigger since the hijab wouldn't change the costume and she refused, would that be different? Does Disney have to alter the characters to accommodate religious beliefs? I think as long as they offered her a similar position for similar pay, she has no basis for a lawsuit.
Absolutely perfect analogy. I don't think it is a catch-22 at all.
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