SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — Sikh community leaders have told the U.S. Attorney in San Francisco that they face workplace discrimination and hate.

Sikhs, a religion often confused with Islam, told U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag on Sunday that they constantly struggle with discrimination and bigotry.

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Haag’s visit to the Sikh Center in El Sobrante was designed to assure them the federal government is ready to respond to reports ranging from hate crimes to identity theft.

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Haag was told Sikh’s face severe workplace discrimination and there was concern the FBI doesn’t specifically track anti-Sikh hate crimes, lumping them in with anti-Muslim crimes.

Haag promised to discuss the concerns with FBI officials.

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