October 24, 2010
Muslim trucker claims he was fired for refusing to haul alcohol
Vasant Reddy, Muslim man from Philadelphia, has sued a trucking company alleging he was fired after he refused to transport a shipment of alcohol. From the Philly Daily News:
Not surprisingly, a spokeswoman for Schneider National did not return a call for comment.
As I mentioned with the Disneyland hijab mess, an employer in a religious discrimination lawsuit:
This one will likely come down to numbers and the logistics of adjusting the trucking firm’s system for assigning deliveries. If Reddy’s attorney’s statements can be taken at face value, it sounds like the trucking company is going to have a seriously uphill battle. In other words: they’ll be settling.