TENNESSEE, USA—A lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee yesterday, on behalf of Dr. Jaswinder Pal Singh, due to being denied a neurology job after the employer and recruiter inquired into his religious appearance. Represented by The Sikh Coalition, Dr Singh raised his voice after discovering he was no longer being sought after his appearance became apparent.
Although in phone interviews the recruiter praised Dr. Singh’s credentials. The employer, Premier Medical Group PC, and its recruiter, Arthur Marshall, Inc, expressed concern about the way Dr. Singh looked and he was abruptly denied further interviews after he submitted photographs of himself. The job subsequently remained vacant.
“It was very clear to me that I was denied employment because of my ethnic background and religious appearance. I contacted the Sikh Coalition because nobody is better at holding companies accountable for their discrimination.” DR. SINGH
“Whether you are a doctor in Tennessee or a truck driver in California, we will always protect and defend your right to practice your faith fearlessly” SIKH COALITION LEGAL DIRECTOR, HARSIMRAN KAUR