Today, Hadsell Stormer Richardson & Renick, along with the ACLU of Southern California, filed a lawsuit against the Walt Disney Company on behalf of a Muslim woman who was the target of anti-Arab harassment and failure to accommodate her religious belief. Imane Boudlal, a 28 year old woman of Moroccan descent, was called a "terrorist," "camel," and "Kunta Kinte" by co-workers and supervisors after they learned she was a Muslim. Disney failed to take any action, even after being told of the harassment. Later, Ms. Boudlal asked her managers if she could wear the hijab to work. She worked as a hostess at a hotel restaurant where her only "uniform" was a vest and khaki pants. She was told that she would either have to work in another location, outside the sight of guests, or wear a hat that looked like a derby over a scarf. When she asked to wear a simple scarf that matched her uniform, she was refused. "This is modern day Jim Crow," said Anne Richardson, one of her attorneys. "Muslim employees who want to express their religion by wearing a headscarf are asked to hide it, or work out of sight." https://www.aclusocal.org/muslim-former-employee-sues-disney/
Hadsell Stormer Richardson & Renick along with the office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations have filed a joint complaint against the city of Lomita for denying the Islamic Center of South Bay's application to build a new mosque.
HSRR's Anne Richardson is a featured speaker at the University of Colorado Law School's Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy's Symposium on March 16, 2012. She will address the issue of Corporate Accountability for Human Rights Violations. Click here for more information.
HSRR's Anne Richardson will be part of Occidental College's First Tuesday Speaker Series, speaking on March 6, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. on the topic of Corporate Accountability for Human Rights Violations. Using the Doe v. Unocal lawsuit as a case study, she will speak on whether corporations should have responsibility when they are complicit in violations of international norms against slave labor, torture, and crimes against humanity. The talk will take place in Mosher 1.