Denver Airport Ok's Religious Headwear for Employee Photos

October 2, 2004

Source: Rock Mountain News

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On October 2, 2004 Rock Mountain News reported, "Denver International Airport says it believes it has resolved a dispute over Muslim women and Sikh men being ordered to remove their religious headwear for identification photos. Employee complaints over the practice led to a federal mediation service sending a representative to the airport. DIA spokesman Steve Snyder said a number of airport workers objected to removing their headwear for photos on their airport security badges. The federal Transportation Security Administration decided to allow the photos to be taken with religious scarves and turbans, but not veils, Snyder said. Snyder said he did not know if any worker at the airport wears a veil. A number do wear headscarves."