Tag Archives: turban

Sikhs object to headgear ban at American park

Washington, USA: Sikh and Muslim groups have filed complaints alleging religious discrimination against a California amusement park after a couple of families wearing their religious headgear were denied go-karting because of “safety concerns”. The complaints were filed with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) against Boomers, which is owned by Newport Beach-based Palace Entertainment. Nasir Abdo of Sunnyvale ...

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UNITED SIKHS supports FIFA’s Removal of Ban on Headwear

Ontario, Canada: Following a meeting of the International Football Association Board in Zurich, FIFA has decided to lift a ban on head covers worn for religious purposes. This decision impacts both Muslim women and Sikh men who are required by their faith to wear religious head wear. After FIFA expressed concerns of safety concerns, a two-year trial took place to ...

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UK to change work law on turbans for sikhs

London, UK: Britain is close to changing employment laws to remove an anomaly that meant Sikhs were exempt from wearing head protection in a high hazard industry such as construction, but were required to do so in lower hazard workplaces. Following the completion of a consultation process carried out by the health and safety executive, the David Cameron government is expected ...

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Sikh bus driver finally overturns dastar ban

Finland: A bus driver in Vantaa, Finland has won his fight to wear a dastar (turban) at work. His year-long dispute with the Veolia bus company was resolved thanks to an agreement between the Transport Workers Union (AKT) and the employers’ organisation (ALT). The resolution was reported first by Helsingin Sanomat. Gill Sukhdarshan Singh has been in dispute with his employer, ...

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Victim recovers, but Port Orange Sikh shooting remains unsolved

Daytona Beach, US: The man behind the counter at the beach side convenience store smiles easily at the steady stream of customers who parade through his shop. A year ago Sunday, Kanwaljit Singh could hardly move, much less smile, after another motorist shot at his car several times, striking him twice as he drove his small Ford over the Dunlawton Bridge. ...

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