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Q: Hair and business

Discussion in 'Sikh Sikhi Sikhism' started by Eclectic, Nov 13, 2004.

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    I was wondering, how do Sikh men in the United States handle their religion in the work place? For example, keeping your hair and growing it out. How would a Sikh man handle this in let's say.... a business setting with strict uniform policies?

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    Well i am not to sure but i would think that the Company would have to allowed a Sikh Man to wear his Turban, since it is a religious symbol. The company is NOT allowed to make him take it off or wear a hat instead.
    Im my personal opinoin if someone were to put me in to that position ( im a girl but still cover my head all the time) i would not take that job because no one can force you to do anything like that.

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    Here are some photographs of sikhs in army and police serving without any problem what so ever related to their hairs
     
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    Thanks guys for the quick replies. :) I'll check into the links. I would assume that if anyone experienced religious discrimination at the job in the U.S., you can at least get help through the proper authorities.
     
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    Indeed you can seek help.

    It's illegal to discriminate based on religion.

    So, if a business place has strict guidelines (mostly no-beard allowed, since hair would get into food or other places, turbans usually not the problem)...you could fight it legally, win the battle, and then work for the place, AND if they ever found hair in the food or something, you would be fired immediately.

    They usually have to bend their setting to accomodate you, but if its seen that you can not keep their settings with the turban/beard, you will be fired.
     
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    I am a Sikh woman that wears a turban. I have worked in a variety of settings, from corporate settings of varying dress codes to holiday work at a retailer.

    I have never run in to any kind of problems in the corporate world at all. The only time where I ran in to a bit of trouble was...believe it or not, the holiday job at the retail store. I told my manager that I need to keep my head covered. We compromised by me wearing a company ball cap for the time I was there...which was fine with me.

    Most corporate establishments are very careful about discrimination. The larger, and more formal, the more strict they are likely to be about obeying the law.
     
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    Amerikaur ji,

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful information. I am extremely pleased with your presence here. May our sisters working in corporate world learn more with your writings.

    Regards.
     
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    Thank you so much, Arvind ji! I am happy to help at any time.
     
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