A Sikh delivery man who was forced by Disney World to stay away from tourists because of his turban and beard has won his case on the grounds of religious freedom.

Gurdit Singh argued he had his civil rights violated for eight years when he was banned from delivering post on routes that were visible to the theme park's guests.

He was told his religious appearance violated their 'look policy' and was restricted to delivering mail on one route away from the public.

Lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and The Sikh Coalition wrote to Disney to express their concern over his treatment.

In a letter to the park they outlined: "Mr Singh understood this to mean that he would be segregated from guest view because of his turban and beard, which purportedly violated Disney's Look Policy."

But now Disney has overturned its decision – allowing Singh to deliver mail on all routes in view of the public.

He said he was "incredibly thankful" at the policy amendment.

"My hope is that this policy change opens up the door for more Sikhs and other religious minorities to practise their faith freely here at Disney," he said, according to the BBC.

"My turban and beard serve as a constant reminder of my commitment to my faith... These articles remind everybody that we're all equal. That's not just a Sikh value, that's an American value."