Saturday, January 24, 2009

EEOC Lawsuit On Behalf of Sikh Is Settled

A press release from United Sikhs reports that a religious discrimination lawsuit brought by the EEOC on behalf of Sukhdev Singh Brar was settled earlier this week. Brar was denied employment with Texas based Champion National Security because of his religiously-mandated long hair and turban. (See prior posting.) The security firm agreed to pay Brar $24,000 in damages. The company will also post non-discrimination notices on employee bulletin boards and will provide employees with Sikh awareness training.