Prometric and UNITED SIKHS Craft Kirpan Religious Accommodation Policy:
Policy will be implemented in 160 countries and 10,000 testing centers worldwide
New York, NY:
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- UNITED SIKHS secures historic and favorable Kirpan accommodation policy
- If Sikhs, anywhere in the world, are precluded from entering Prometric centers with their Kirpans, they should contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
- UNITED SIKHS has secured Kirpan accommodations
in: U.S. Universities, Indian Airports, Domestic and International
Courts, and now Testing Centers worldwide.
As a company serving a diverse, global marketplace, Prometric is
committed to providing all candidates with accommodations for medical
conditions, disabilities and religious practices. It recently
collaborated with UNITED SIKHS to devise a comprehensive religious
accommodation policy that addressed enhanced security (metal detectors)
at certain Prometric facilities and the right of Sikhs to carry their
articles of faith, specifically, the Kirpan. The Kirpan is a short
religious sword worn by Sikhs (the accommodation policy allows for
Kirpans that do not exceed seven inches in total length, including its
sheath, and that must be worn at all times tightly secured to the body
by a gatra (cloth strap used to secure a Sikh's Kirpan)).
In seeking to balance the legitimate security concerns with the
sincerely held religious beliefs of Sikhs, Prometric, with the
assistance of UNITED SIKHS, crafted a religious accommodation policy
that balanced these equally important interests and revealed
Prometric’s commitment to fostering an environment that safeguards
“We are encouraged by our collaboration with UNITED SIKHS and welcome
further dialogue,” stated Jana Von Bramer, Senior Vice President,
Global Marketing, Prometric. “We strive to create a welcoming
testing environment—one that is accessible to any segment of the
community that can benefit from an inclusive accommodations policy such
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