Friday, October 23, 2015

Jury Awards Fired Muslim Drivers $240,000 In Damages

According to the Peoria Star Journal , an Illinois federal district court jury this week awarded $240,000 in damages to two Muslim men who were fired by the Illinois-based Star Transport, Inc. when the men refused on religious grounds to deliver alcohol.  In March, a federal judge held that the company's failure to accommodate the drivers' religious practices violated Title VII.  The 2-day jury trial focused on the amount of damages.  However it is unclear whether the judgment is collectible since the company went out of business earlier this year. (See prior related posting.)