US Sikh doctor files religious discrimination lawsuit

A licensed and board certified physician, practising in neurology, Jaswinder Pal Singh of Kentucky, has filed a lawsuit against an American medical organization alleging he was denied a neurology job for his religious appearance.

Though the recruiter praised Singh’s credentials in phone interviews, Singh was abruptly denied further interviews after he submitted photos of himself, along with additional information on Sikhism. The job then remained vacant.

After the EEOC issued a right to sue notice, the rights group filed the anti-discrimination lawsuit.

Last month the coalition announced a large legal victory on behalf of 4 Sikh truck drivers who were denied jobs by on of the largest trucking companies in the US.