The Monterey County (CA) Herald often features a Q & A segment in their business section. Today's edition relates to workplace discrimination, specifically the right of a Sikh to wear his turban at work. The question is as follows:
One of my co-workers confided in me that he is Sikh and that when he asked our employer about wearing a turban, he was told that all forms of headdress were prohibited and that our employer would not grant an exception because a turban would make the rest of the staff "uncomfortable." This sounds like religious discrimination to me, but my co-worker does not want to draw attention to himself. Am I protected if I complain to my employer about this unfair treatment?The answer is here.
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