US Company to Pay USD 24000 to Sikh Man for Discrimination

January 23, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Press Trust of India

An American security company has agreed to pay USD 24,000 as compensation to a Sikh man who had complained that he was discriminated against for wearing a turban.

Sukhdev Singh Brar, working in a Texas based security company had filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission(EEOC) for being discriminated against for wearing a turban.

The EEOC filing an employment discrimination action against the security company has sought compensatory and punitive damages for Brar.

The company acknowledged the discriminatory policy and has agreed to post anti-discriminatory notices on all employee bulletin boards and pay Brar USD 24,000 as a part of settlement of the case, United Sikh, an advocacy group which helped settle the case, said today.