Calif. Moves To Protect Muslim, Sikh 'Religious Dress' At Work

Reuters
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By Juliet Williams


SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The state Assembly approved a bill Tuesday that would add more protections for religious freedom in the workplace, specifying that California discrimination laws also should apply to religious clothing, hairstyles and the right to carry religious objects.

The bill's author, Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada (D-Davis) said that she was upset to learn that Sikh and Muslim workers continue to face discrimination at work despite laws prohibiting it.