Sikh Sues Delta Airlines over Racial Profiling and Harassment

September 15, 2003

Source: SMART

On September 15, 2003 SMART reported that "On Tuesday, September 16 a Sikh businessman will file a lawsuit against Delta Airlines, Inc., its affiliate Atlantic Coast Airlines, Inc. and the flight crew alleging acts of racial profiling, intimidation and harassment during a routine commercial flight. Immediately after filing the lawsuit at the U.S. District Court, Newark, NJ, the plaintiff, Mr. Hansdip Singh Bindra, and his attorneys will hold a press briefing at the courtroom steps and will be joined by representatives from national civil rights organizations...Mr. Bindra’s lawsuit, among other things, seeks to mandate cultural and religious awareness training of all Delta employees to prevent acts of illegal discrimination against air travelers in the future, by ensuring passengers are not profiled on the basis of race or religion. Mr. Bindra is also seeking compensatory and punitive damages."