Recently, the Sikh Coalition has also worked with the North American Sikh Medical and Dental Association to produce
to Sikh healthcare professionals, in an effort to fully inform them of their rights when it comes to articles of faith and PPE guidelines.
“No Sikh should be forced or expected to choose between their professional service on the frontlines and their articles of faith,” said Amrith Kaur, Sikh Coalition Legal Director. “These alternative forms of PPE allow Sikh healthcare professionals to continue working during the pandemic while maintaining their unshorn hair, and their employers must provide them with the tools they need to continue serving as the heroes they are.”
Most critically, if you or somebody you know is a U.S. healthcare professional and have been told to shave facial hair in response to COVID-19, please contact the Sikh Coalition’s legal team for free legal aid immediately
. We can effectively walk you through the process of securing a religious accommodation with the goal of a quick resolution between you and your employer.
As always, the Sikh Coalition urges you to practice your faith fearlessly.