US jury awards $240,000 to two former truck drivers who were fired in 2009 after refusing to make beer deliveries
A US jury awarded $240,000 to two Muslim truck drivers who sued their former employer for religious discrimination after they were fired for refusing to make beer deliveries.
The two former truck drivers, both of whom are Somali-American Muslims, were fired in 2009 after refusing to make beer deliveries.
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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission representing the two men won the case on behalf of the Obama administration. Critics noted that the administration took a different step when it came to defending Christians’ religious liberty, as the drivers’ argument was similar to the one made by Kim Davis when she refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Judge Andrew Napolitano pointed on Fox News Channel’s ‘The Kelly File’ how it’s unfortunate when the government intervenes in matters of discrimination and takes sides in a private dispute over religious views.
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Napolitano wondered why the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission chose to support Muslim workers who knew before they accepted the job that they would be delivering alcoholic beverages. “The way the feds intervened in the case, they wanted this case because they wanted to make the point that they’ve now made,” Judge Napolitano said.
“If you can’t do the job, don’t take the job,” or resign, ought to be saying the same thing to workers of other faiths, Kelly said.
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Earlier in September, a Muslim flight attendant in the United States said she was suspended by ExpressJet for refusing to serve alcohol in accordance with her Islamic faith.
Charee Stanley, 40, filed a discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against American airline, ExpressJet. Her lawyer, Lena Masri, an attorney with Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said that Stanley wanted to do her job without serving alcohol in accordance with her Islamic faith just as she was doing before her suspension.
This article originally appeared on Fox News.