Sikh Coalition launches free ‘Sikhi’ resource for employers

Sikh Coalition resource and guide for employers launched June 6, 2022. Photo: blog post.

The New York based Sikh Coalition announced June 6, 2022 it is launching a resource for employers on how to accommodate Sikhs in the workplace. The Accommodating Sikhs in the Workplace: A Guide for Employers is a new online resource for public and private sector employers in the United States to learn about Sikhs, ensure that their employment decisions are legally-compliant, and welcome diverse talent to their teams, the organization said in a press release.

The guide provides a background on the history of Sikhs living in the U.S., explains what the Sikh articles of faith are, and outlines existing U.S. legal protections for religious minority employees. It also discusses and provides examples of how to achieve mutually acceptable solutions  to the accommodation of Sikh religious practices in the workplace.


“This guide serves to educate U.S. employers about Sikh employees, including their religiously mandated articles of faith and the legal standards that protect religious practice in the workplace,” Harsimran Kaur, Sikh Coalition Senior Counsel, is quoted saying in the press release. “We hope that the sangat can utilize this resource and share it with their current or potential employers to address any challenges that may arise in the workplace.”


Founded more than 20 years ago, the Sikh Coalition has helped resolve employment discrimination cases, including instances where their articles of faith conflicted with workplace policies.

“Our goal in creating and disseminating this guide is to demystify and explain Sikh practices so that employers understand how to welcome and accommodate Sikhs in the workplace,” the organization said.

Other free resources from Sikh Coalition include similar guides for journalists, schools and healthcare professionals.



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