A Sikh postman employed at Walt Disney World who said he was discriminated against because of his turban and beard can now work on routes in view of visitors to the park.
Gurdit Singh has worked at Disney World since 2008, when he was assigned to one delivery route that is not visible to the park’s guests. Other post workers, he said, are rotated through different routes where they can be seen by the public. He said the company told him the reason for the discrepancy was that he violated a “look policy” because his “costume” did not match what the Florida park was looking for. Singh took this to be a comment on his ethnic and religious appearance.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and The Sikh Coalition took up his cause in May, according to the BBC, and now Disney has said Singh can deliver on all routes. Disney described itself to the BBC as an “employer of choice that is committed to diversity and prohibits discrimination based upon religion.”