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Jury Awards $240,000 to Muslim Truck Drivers In EEOC Religious Discrimination Suit

Jury Awards $240,000 to Muslim Truck Drivers In EEOC Religious Discrimination SuitA federal jury in Peoria, Ill., has awarded $240,000 to two Somalian-American Muslims who were fired from their jobs as truck drivers at Star Transport, an over-the-road trucking company, when they refused to transport alcohol because it violated their religious beliefs, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which brought the case. The trial started on Oct. 19, and the jury returned its verdict the next day after 45 minutes of deliberation….more:  eeoc.gov/