Disney sued by Sikh over worker dress code [USA]

Author: Economic Times [India], Published on: 15 June 2008

A turban-wearing Sikh who was allegedly sacked by Walt Disney World for lacking the "Disney look" has sued the company for$1 million claiming he was discriminated against because of his religion. Sukhbir Channa, 24, a practicing Sikh who wears a turban and a beard…said as a student…he was hired as a seasonal college musician, which requires parade and atmospheric performances…[T]he lawsuit claimed Channa was removed from the atmospheric position because he lacked the "Disney look" and was singled out to perform menial tasks for his supervisor…He was terminated in early 2006 for not having the "Disney look," the suit said…A Disney spokeswoman said the company is reviewing the lawsuit

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