The Seattle Post-Intelligencer is reporting that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit upheld a judgment in favor of a Sikh-owned company that was discriminated against in violation of their civil rights, although the court vacated the $5m punitive damages award.
The facts of the case are particularly troubling given the treatment that the Sikhs in this case received; they were repeatedly called "ragheads", "diaperheads", and other epithets by a supervisor who unlawfully fired the Sikh company. In fact, the 9th circuit's decision noted that the supervisor told one of Sikh drivers to take the "f*cking rag from your head and clean" a spill.
(Thanks to How Appealing.)
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