User-agent: Mediapartners-Google* Disallow: Trucks World News: SIKH TRUCKERS DISCRIMINATED * USA: They reach settlement in faith case
Google
 
Loading

Nov 19, 2016

SIKH TRUCKERS DISCRIMINATED * USA: They reach settlement in faith case

* California - Sikh truckers reach a $260,000 settlement from J.B.Hunt T. S. Inc


--- The trucker with the long white beard and turban faced a dilemma over work he desperately needed that would require him to violate the tenets of his Sikh religion by cutting hair that had never been cropped... It wasn’t about the way Lakhbir Singh looked that was an issue — it was just a clipping for a drug test. When he refused to go against one of Sikhism’s five articles of faith, he lost the job... Singh was one of four Sikh truckers from California who will split a $260,000 settlement from J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. to resolve discrimination charges, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Tuesday... The trucking company failed to provide a religious accommodation by offering an alternative to Singh and two other men who refused to provide hair clippings for drug testing samples and to a fourth man who wouldn’t remove his turban before providing a urine sample for testing, the EEOC said... 
(Photo by Simran Kaur/The Sikh Coalition via AP - This May 12, 2015, photo provided by the Sikh Coalition shows Lakhbir Singh, one of the four truckers in the case against J.B.)  --   Los Angeles, CAL, USA - AP/The Seattle Times, by BRIAN MELLEY - November 15, 2016


* California - SIKH TRUCKERS REACH SETTLEMENT IN FAITH DISCRIMINATION CASE

--- Lakhbir Singh was one of four Sikh truckers from California who will split a $260,000 settlement from J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. to resolve discrimination charges, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Tuesday... The trucking company failed to provide a religious accommodation by offering an alternative to Singh and two other men who refused to provide hair clippings for drug testing samples and to a fourth man who wouldn’t remove his turban before providing a urine sample for testing, the EEOC said... Observant Sikhs never cut their hair and wear turbans in public at all times. It is considered shameful and humiliating to remove a turban in public, said Harsimran Kaur, legal director for The Sikh Coalition, a civil rights group that represented the men in the complaint... 
(The Sikh Coalition, the Associated Press - From left: Lakhbir Singh, Palwinder Singh and Jagtar Singh Anandpuri. They are three of the four truck drivers who complained about religious discrimination at the J.B. Hunt trucking company)  --   Los Angeles, CAL, USA - - AP/The Birmingham Times, by Brian Melley - November 16, 2016

Labels: ,

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home