A follower of the Sikh faith claims in a lawsuit that a company at Indianapolis International Airport denied him a job
as a shuttle bus driver because his faith dictates he wear a turban and a beard.
Indirjit Singh of Greenwood is
suing Atlanta-based Air Serv Corp. in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis.
In his religious discrimination complaint,
Singh claims he was not hired because his beard violates the grooming standards in the company’s employee handbook, which
also forbids employees from wearing turbans.
Singh applied for the job paying $9.90 an hour in 2007. The U.S. Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission determined in September that there was reasonable cause to believe the company had violated
the Civil Rights Act.
Messages seeking comment were left for company attorneys.