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NYPD Cop Fired For Refusing to Take Off his Turban and Shave his Beard

August 12, 2003
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We speak with the attorney for Amric Singh Rathour, the policeman who was fired on June 18 last year for refusing to take off his turban and shave his beard. He has filed a federal discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of his client.

  • Ravinder Singh Bhalla, attorney for Amric Singh Rathour, an NYPD cop who was fired on June 18 last year for refusing to take off his turban and shave his beard. Bhalla filed a federal discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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