London, Oct. 1 (PTI): A British Sikh is suing a bank where he worked for over £50,000 (around Rs 50 lakh) after colleagues allegedly made fun of his turban and asked him whether it “flashed red in an emergency”.
Harminder Dhanota, 42, told an employment tribunal this week how his colleagues would dislodge his turban and put a sticky note saying “Sign here” on the back without his knowledge.
“I have always taken pride in my religion and culture and find it upsetting and distressing when people mock, ridicule or disrespect my personal beliefs,” he told the Central London Employment Tribunal. “At times, the physical assaults would be so aggressive as to cause my turban to loosen….”
Dhanota, who worked in Saudi-based bank Samba Financial Group, claimed his boss Jack Tanna insulted his religion by showing him porn on a cellphone and asking him whether he was having sex with female colleagues.
Samba Financial Group has denied all the allegations.
Dhanota said after he began to complain, he was sacked.