NY Bill Seeks Protections on Religious Attire

ALBANY (AP) -

Two New York state lawmakers from Queens are promoting a bill to protect workers from religious discrimination based on how they dress.

The bill, which was approved in the Assembly, would clarify that attire and facial hair worn in accordance with a worker’s religion is protected under human rights law. Sponsors cite the case of a MTA worker who was told to put an MTA badge on his turban.