Sikh Subway Conductors Must Wear MTA-coloured Turbans Under New Settlement

Sikh Subway conductor MTA New York City NYC

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Sikh subway conductors and New York’s MTA have finally reached an agreement to a long running standoff.According to the New York Post, Sikhs no longer need to place the MTA logo on their turbans, but they do have to wear turbans in the blue colour of the MTA’s uniform.

The ruling doesn’t just apply to Sikhs, but to any member of the MTA workforce that wears a religious garment on their heads, according to The Wall Street Journal.

This comes after years of wrangling between the two groups.

The MTA was actually sued by scores of conductors for the requirements in 2004. The US Department of Justice filed suit as well, saying that forcing the conductors to add logos to the turbans infringed on religious rights.

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