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Religious discrimination can start before the job does

A lawsuit between four Sikh truckers in California and a trucking company was settled recently, in favor of the drivers. The issue? The four men could not comply with two of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc.'s hiring requirements: removing their turbans in public and pulling out hair samples to provide for drug testing. The Sikh faith prohibits both practices, so the observant workers had to choose between following their beliefs-or losing out on a job. They chose the latter, giving up recently acquired-and needed-positions.

What is undue hardship?

As many know, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) leveled the playing field for disabled Americans in the workforce. It prevents discrimination, hiring and firing of workers based on physical and mental impairments who are qualified for the work.

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