In USA, A Sikh doctor files religious discrimination lawsuit :- New York: In United states of America, a Sikh doctor has filed a lawsuit against an American medical organisation. He alleged that he was denied a neurology job for his religious appearance.
The Sikh Doctor – Jaswinder Pal Singh from Kentucky is a licensed and board certified physician practising in the area of neurology.
On Tuesday, Sikh advocacy group, The Sikh Coalition, filed the lawsuit in the US District Court for the Middle district of Tennessee on behalf of Singh. The lawsuit alleges that Jaswinder Pal Singh, an observant Sikh physician who keeps a religiously mandated turban and beard, was denied a neurology job after the employer and recruiter inquired into his religious appearance.
In a statement released by the coalition, Singh said that it was very clear to me that I was denied employment because of my ethnic background and religious appearance.
Jaswinder Pal Singh who migrated to USA from India in the year 2008,said that no Sikh in any job or profession should ever be denied employment because of their religion. By speaking out and taking action, I know that we will continue to hold employers directly accountable.
He explained that he is a Sikh and maintains a beard and wears a turban in accordance with his faith.
the lawsuit alleged that Defendants failed and refused to hire Singh for the available neurologist position at Premier Medical Group because of his race, colour, religion (Sikh) and national origin (Indian).
The lawsuit coalition had represented Singh in the year 2015 in filing a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The rights group filed the anti-discrimination lawsuit after the EEOC issued a right to sue notice. The coalition announced a massive legal victory on behalf of four Sikh truck drivers. The four Sikh truck drivers were denied jobs by one of the largest trucking companies in the US.