(Two posts today. Please scroll down)
With a hat tip to Tammy Swofford for the story below.
More HERE at Reuters. Note the following:
...Among the [dress code] restrictions, the policy prohibits visible tattoos and fingernails that exceed a quarter of an inch, the lawsuit said.Read Tammy Swofford's commentary HERE. Excerpt and my brief commentary below the fold.
Boudlal said she was given the choice of working in a back area, away from customers, or wearing a fedora-style hat on top of her head scarf. When Boudlal refused, she was fired...
Dear Corporate America:The rest of Tammy Swofford's commentary is HERE. Worth your time.
Have you updated your policies to maintain clear workplace compliance to code of ethics and compliance with any corporate grooming standard? What about your standard for private acts of worship within the public space?
If not, in the future, you may hire a "moderate" Muslim employee who later sues for the right to pray at work, with a separate space for ablution, and an additional space to pray.
If not, in the future you may hire a "moderate" Muslim woman who presents without hijab, and later sues to wear hijab.
These issues are going to create morale problems in the future for many corporations....
...The Muslim employee who had such a strong conviction toward hijab should have left Disney, and sought a job which would allow hijab. A religious conviction which costs the other, instead of the believer, is bullying behavior.
We are ill-prepared for the gradual encroachment of Islamic law into America, with the erosion of the principles which make us a great place for all immigrants to live.
Furthermore, it is un-American to give such special treatment for practitioners of the followers of Allah.
May Disney win this law suit! Otherwise, there will be no limit to such frivolous litigations.
PS: Moderate Muslims, where is your outcry?