Muslim truck drivers fired for refusing to deliver beer awarded $240,000

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.

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.

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.


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