Sikh Postman Wins Battle Against Disney To Appear With Turban And Beard Before Customers

10/07/2015 4:07 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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A Sikh postman at Disney World, who claimed that he was kept out of sight because of his turban and beard, has won a significant battle against the Florida-based theme park to stop this "religious discrimination."

Gurjot Kaur, a lawyer for The Sikh Coalition, said that Singh was confined to the only mail route that ensured guests did not see him because his appearence did not "comport with Disney's corporate image."

Earlier this year, the Sikh coalition and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) notified Disney that its practices were violating the law.

"In response, Disney has agreed to desegregate Mr. Singh and fully accommodate his articles of faith," Kaur said. "This is an amazing victory for Sikhs across the country.

In a video posted by the Sikh Coalition, Singh said, "Race or religious-based discrimination has no place in our society."

"No one should have to face daily humiliation of his or her religious beliefs. I hope this decision opens the doors for other Sikhs and religious minorities who want to work for Disney," he said.

Disney, which denies any religion-based discrimination, said it is an "employer of choice that is committed to diversity and prohibits discrimination based upon religion," BBC reported.

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