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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Court Allows Former IRS Agent, Fired for Bringing Dagger to Work, to Sue Secretary Geithner

Kirpan Following up on my previous post, IRS Agent, Fired for Wearing Knife to Work, Sues Claiming Religious Discrimination:  U.S. District Judge Sim Lake has dismissed a claim filed by former IRS agent Kawaljeet Tagore under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act against the IRS, the Treasury Department, Secretary Tim Geithner and others after she was fired for wearing a 4-inch ceremonial knife (a kirpan) on the job in adherence to her Sikh religion. Judge Lake also dismissed her Title VII claim against all of the defendants except Secretary Geithner.  See The Examiner, WebCPA

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Sikh beliefs require carrying the kirpan. It is permitted to symbolically carry the kirpan, as carrying a photograph of the kirpan.

Posted by: Don Meaker | Sep 2, 2009 5:33:06 PM