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No beards, turbans in Lexus’ ‘Pursuit of Perfection’

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Little Falls-based Tri-County Lexus faces a religious discrimination lawsuit after it refused to accommodate Gurpreet Singh Kherha’s request to continue wearing a beard and turban, as required by his Sikh religion.

When Kherha applied for a sales position at the dealership, the executives who interviewed him were impressed. Court documents showed that they described him as being “just what they wanted”—a “well-educated” and “well-qualified” candidate.

They had just one request: Could he go without the beard and turban? Kherha replied that he could not.

Now Kherha has filed an EEOC complaint claiming he was discriminated against because of his religion.

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