HC Deb 15 February 1968 vol 758 c409W
75. Dame Joan Vickers

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will take steps to prevent Sikhs who wish to wear turbans and beards from being discriminated against in employment.

Mr. Hattersley:

Very few cases of such discrimination have been brought to my notice. I would expect employers to look sympathetically on the outward observances of the Sikh religion and not to use these observances as grounds for refusing employment without clear justification. I am keeping the position under review.