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World Sikh man in Finland wins the right to wear turban at work

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    A Sikh bus driver in Finland has won a year-long legal battlewith his employer to wear a turban at work.

    Gill Sukhdarshan Singh won the dispute against his employer Veolia Transport Vantaa following an agreement between the Transport Workers Union (AKT) and the employers' organisation (ALT).
    According to the agreement, Sikhs should be able to wear either theirown turban or one provided by their employer.

    "It feels nice," Gill was quoted as saying by Yle, the Finnish Broadcasting Company. "I can wear my turban at work now and that's the important thing."

    Veolia had barred Singh from wearing his turban, saying it was not part of the company'suniform and that hetherefore could not wear it while driving, Helsingin Sanomat newspaper had earlier reported.

    A legal wrangling ensued, with appeals to the southern Finland regional administration following which organisations representing employers and employees sat together on the national level to hammer out a deal, the report said.

    (Source: http://www.zeenews.india.com/news/n...wins-right-to-wear-turban-at-work_914339.html)
     

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