Update: Joint Legal Action by Sikhs Against the Metropolitan Transit Authority

July 15, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AFP


On July 15, 2005 AFP reported, "A number of Sikh transit employees in New York filed discrimination charges over a policy requiring them to display company logos on their turbans. One case involved a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of Kevin Harrington, a Sikh subway train operator who has been forced to wear an Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) logo on his turban since January. Five Sikh station agents, meanwhile, filed formal complaints on the same issue with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The employees charge that the headware logo policy -- introduced after the September 11 2001 attack on the World Trade Center -- amounts to discrimination... The Harrington lawsuit was filed on his behalf by the Center for Constitutional Rights and the Sikh Coalition, an organization founded in the wake of the September 11 attacks to educate Americans about Sikhism."