Kawal Tagore was an employee at the IRS until she was fired for wearing her kirpan, a ceremonial knife, to work. According to Homeland’s Federal Protection Service, people aren’t allowed to bring knives into federal buildings. But according to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993, government laws cannot prevent people from practicing their faith. Also: her kirpan was duller than a butter knife. Tagore sued and just settled out of court, but the settlement included no admission of guilt. The Resident discusses.
Sikh Fired From Federal Job For Kirpan (Video)