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Disney Stops Scheduling Muslim Restaurant Employee for Shifts

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Imane Boudlal, the Disney Grand Californian Hotel restaurant hostess who is making headlines for appearing on the job wearing her hijab, has been taken off the restaurant's schedule "while the matter is ongoing," reports the OC Register.

Boudlal has been sent home from work eight times after showing up with her headscarf, a tradition embraced by many women of the Muslim faith, which is not permitted as part of her work costume. Disneyland Resort spokeswoman Suzi Brown denies, however, that Boudlal has been suspended.

In the past, her employers had offered Boudlal positions elsewhere in the resort where she could wear her own headscarf, and today she "rejected a third, alternative head covering that Disney provided and went home for the eighth time."

Brown says Boudlal's job and costume options remain open to her, should she wish to go back to work and follow the guidelines for dress established in the code known as the "Disney Look."