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PTI | Feb 27, 2014, 0
Gill Sukhdarshan Singh won the dispute against his employer Veolia Transport Vantaa following an agreement between the Transport Workers Union (AKT) and the employers’ organisation (ALT).
According to the agreement, Sikhs should be able to wear either their own turban or one provided by their employer.
Veolia had barred Singh from wearing his turban, saying it was not part of the company’s uniform and that he therefore could not wear it while driving, Helsingin Sanomat newspaper had earlier reported.
A legal wrangling ensued, with appeals to the southern Finland regional administration following which organisations representing employers and employees sat together on the national level to hammer out a deal, the report said.