Welcome to SPN

Register and Join the most happening forum of Sikh community & intellectuals from around the world.

Sign Up Now!

USA Judge OKs Lawsuit Accusing NYC Transit Of Discriminating Against Muslim, Sikh Employees

Discussion in 'Breaking News' started by spnadmin, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. spnadmin

    spnadmin United States
    Expand Collapse
    1947-2014 (Archived)
    SPNer Supporter

    Jun 17, 2004
    Likes Received:
    A Brooklyn judge gave the okay Tuesday to a federal lawsuit accusing New York City Transit of discriminating against Muslim and Sikh employees.

    Transit officials require employees wearing turbans and head scarves to affix the agency logo to the garment, prompting a lawsuit by the U.S. Justice Department.

    The feds sued on behalf of 10 bus and subway workers who were transferred to less desirable jobs because their religious beliefs require them to wear the headgear "unsullied by logos," according to court papers.

    "The only way to get the TA to do the right thing [is] take them to court," said Kevin Harrington, a Sikh convert who is also a Transport Workers Local 100 vice president and plaintiff in the suit.

    A New York City Transit spokesman declined to comment on Federal Judge Sandra Townes' decision.

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local...dgear_suit_gets_judges_nod.html#ixzz10yq08OH1
  2. Loading...

Since you're here... we have a small favor to ask...     Become a Supporter      ::     Make a Contribution     

Share This Page