Sikh Sues Ind. Airport Bus Co. for Discrimination

December 3, 2009

Author: Ken Kusmer

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

A Sikh man sued an Atlanta-based company that provides shuttlebus service at Indianapolis International Airport, claiming it denied him a job as a driver because of his beard and turban, which he said his faith requires.

Indirjit Singh, of Greenwood, sued Air Serv Corp. in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis on Tuesday for an unspecified sum of money, claiming Air Serv did not hire him for a $9.90 per hour job he applied for in late 2007 because his beard and turban violate company guidelines for shuttle bus drivers.

He complained to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which determined in September that there was reasonable cause to believe the company had violated the Civil Rights Act.