Disneyland Paris has been acquitted of discrimination charges in a trial over a job avertisment seeking applicants with European citizenship.
The company, which had faced €250,000 in fines, welcomed the decision made on Tuesday by the court in Meaux east of Paris.
The theme park placed job adverts in the commuter paper ’20 Minutes’ in 2006, looking for “Cast Members” but stipulating that they had to be “of European nationality”.
The association that filed the original complaint, SOS-Racisme, is considering an appeal.
SOS-Racisme said the 2006 job advert for parade artists at Disneyland Paris 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 that the decision is “in line with our ongoing commitment to diversity.”