A federal civil rights complaint has been filed against the Walt Disney Company on Wednesday based on the accusation that the company’s DEI policies are unlawful and discriminatory. According to plaintiffs represented by America First Legal, the company’s policies discriminate against white American men, Christians and Jews.

In the filing, the plaintiffs cited documents published on Disney’s official sites and leaked internal documents that show how executives made diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) a huge part of Disney’s hiring process. America First Legal argues that the company violated employment law in its implementation of de-facto quotas in its hiring.

For instance, the company requires that 50 percent of its TV series directors must come from what is referred to as “underrepresented groups.”

Kicking against the company’s system, America First Legal stated, “It is patently unlawful to consider racial, ethnic, and sex-based characteristics in hiring, training, compensation, and promotion. Decades of case law have held that policies that impose racial balancing or quotas in employment, training, or recruitment, such as those presented on Disney’s websites, are prohibited.”

The complaint also accused Disney of “knowingly and intentionally violating federal civil rights law,” citing a leaked internal document which Elon Musk published on X. The document featured a Frequently Asked Questions section on the company’s “Inclusion Standards,” describing the company’s aim of increasing “training and development opportunities for members of underrepresented groups.”

According to the complaints, the company’s DEI policy has a real-world implication, as the number of its non-white directors grew by 6% between 2020 and 2021 while the number of women and girls appearing as main or regular characters in shows grew by 1%.

Stephen Miller, president of America First Legal and former Trump administration official spoke about the workplace culture, saying, “It is sad and tragic that a company whose name was once synonymous with wholesome and charming childhood fantasies is now dedicated to spreading divisive bigotry. We urge Disney to cease and desist its unlawful and destructive conduct at once.”