The U.S. Postal Service reinstated a practicing Sikh yesterday in Montgomery County, a day after he said he was fired for wearing a turban required by his faith.
Postal authorities said they were wrong to dismiss Arvinder Singh, 33, who said he had worn the turban since starting work at the Aspen Hill office in March.
Mr. Singh said no one mentioned the turban during his interview, training or 90-day probation period. But this month, Postmaster Judy Walker told him in a letter that turbans are not approved headgear. Monday morning, Mr. Singh said, his supervisor told him he could not start work unless he took off his turban.