04/13/2009: Lawsuit involving shaving of Sikh man settled
Westchester County, N.Y. (April 13, 2009): Lawsuit involving shaving of Sikh man settled:
United Sikhs and law firm Storzer & Greene secured a settlement including $20,000 in compensation for Pyara Singh’s family, training for the facilities’ staff, and adoption of hospital care guidelines specific for the care of Sikh patients as part of the staff training materials. “We applaud the willingness of Westchester County Health Care to accommodate the religious needs of Sikh patients,” said First Amendment attorney Roman P. Storzer. “When people are at their most vulnerable, it’s important to know that the First Amendment doesn’t get lost in the process.”
Amandeep Kaur, “Healthcare facility settles lawsuit over shaving of elderly Sikh man,” Global Sikh News (Apr. 13, 2009).