Disney Defeats Hiring-Discrimination Claims

     PARIS (AP) — The Euro Disney group has been acquitted of discrimination charges in a trial over a job ad seeking applicants with European citizenship.
     The company, which had faced $250,000 in fines, welcomed the decision Tuesday by a court in Meaux east of Paris. The association that filed the original complaint, SOS-Racisme, is considering an appeal.
     SOS-Racisme said the 2006 job ad for parade artists at Disneyland Paris theme park was intentionally designed to exclude applicants from Africa and Turkey. Euro Disney acknowledged the wording was clumsy but denied discriminatory intent.
     Euro Disney said in a statement Tuesday the decision is “in line with our ongoing commitment to diversity.”
     Disneyland Paris hosts about 15 million visitors a year, more than any attraction in Europe.
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