EEOC settles case protecting Sikh employee’s right to wear kirpan at work

June 10, 2010

As many of you know, the Sikh Coalition is litigating a case against the federal government for firing a government employee because she refused to remove her kirpan at work.

In a bit of good news, just this week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in San Francisco settled the employment discrimination case of a Sikh woman who wanted to carry her kirpan in the workplace.  This is a great victory for the Sikh community, and hopefully this decision bodes well for our pending case.

The EEOC press release is below.

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