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Sikh News Sikh prison guard applicant may keep beard, board rules (The Sacramento Bee)

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    Trilochan Oberoi of Folsom has applied to be a state correctional officer, but was told he would have to shave off his beard to be fitted for a gas mask. Oberoi, like other Sikhs, does not shave. The state Personnel Board ruled Oberoi's religious rights were violated. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation discriminated against a Sikh man from Folsom by insisting he ...

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