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Sikh Obtains Justice

Discussion in 'Hard Talk' started by Vikram singh, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. Vikram singh

    Vikram singh
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    Feb 25, 2005
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    Is this equal employment opportunities ?

    Trilochan S. Oberoi, a devout Sikh, has never cut his hair (including facial hair), in accordance with the mandates of his faith. He served 26 years in India's Navy and 10 years in the merchant marines before immigrating to Folsom, CA in 2001. During that time, he was required to use several types of gasmasks and respirators. His beard had never been an impediment.

    When Mr. Oberoi applied for a correctional officer job, however, CDCR told him that he must appear clean-shaven for a gasmask fit test. According to the agency, correctional officers cannot wear gasmasks properly unless they are clean-shaven. When Mr. Oberoi told CDCR that he could not shave for the gasmask fit test, CDCR refused to hire him. Mr. Oberoi responded by filing a complaint with California's State Personnel Board to safeguard his rights.

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  3. Saint Soldier

    Saint Soldier
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    Jun 1, 2008
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    Sat shri akal,:D
    some of the sikhs cut their beard willingly:p but this man showed great courage :yes:hats off man. i hope those sikhs will get some inspiration from this man.:happy:

  4. kds1980

    kds1980 India
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    Apr 4, 2005
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    Its good that that this person choses to fight rather than shaving his beard :happy::happy:

    Btw If I am not wrong turbanned and bearded sikhs cannot become pilot is USA
    I am surprised that no sikh is challenging this law
  5. Joginder Singh Foley

    Joginder Singh Foley United Kingdom
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    Jan 26, 2008
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    WE should be strong and stand up for our rights and beliefs.We Sikhs are rich in many fine examples of Sikhs who stood up and prefered death to compromise and suported those Sikhs who are fighting such opposition after all they are fighting OUR fight :yes:
  6. pk70

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    Feb 25, 2008
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    This is the only way out to face avalanche of pressure to submit to nonsense !
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