The sharia administration strikes again. The EEOC is suing Star Transport for rightfully terminating two Muslims who refused to do their job. If these Muslim truck drivers don't want to deliver alcohol, then they shouldn't have taken a job in which part of their duties would be to deliver alcohol. It's that simple.
But no, Islamic supremacists chip, chip, chip away at the establishment clause, and in doing so, impose Islam on the secular marketplace. Muslim lawsuits against Hertz, Wal-Mart, Target, Disney and a host of other American businesses for special rights, special accommodation have been largely successful creating a special rights for a special class of people — which is an accordance with Islam (in which Muslims are superior to the kuffar). But it goes against every American tenet of individual rights and separation of mosque and state. Someone ought to remind the EEOC that their name is Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Equal as in no special rights for any particular class.
Consider the contrast: Catholics in the Obama regime have no right to refuse to provide abortions at Catholic hospitals. No accommodation for that religious belief. Only Islam gets accommodation from Barack Obama.
The Judge, U.S. District Judge James E. Shadid, was appointed by Barack Obama. Need I say more?
"EEOC Sues Star Transport, Inc. for Religious Discrimination" EEOC.gov (thanks to Sara)
Charges Trucking Company Failed to Accommodate and Wrongfully Terminated
Two Muslim Employees For Refusal to Deliver Alcohol Due to Religious
PEORIA, Ill. – Star Transport, Inc., a trucking company based in
Morton, Ill., violated federal law by failing to accommodate two
employees because of their religion, Islam, and discharging them, the
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
(EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.
The lawsuit alleged that Star Transport refused to provide two
employees with an accommodation of their religious beliefs when it
terminated their employment because they refused to deliver alcohol.
According to EEOC District Director John P.
Rowe, who supervised administrative investigation prior to filing the
lawsuit, "Our investigation revealed that Star could have readily
avoided assigning these employees to alcohol delivery without any undue
hardship, but chose to force the issue
despite the employees' Islamic religion."
Failure to accommodate the religious beliefs of employees, when this
can be done without undue hardship, violates Title VII of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964 which prohibits discrimination on the basis of
religion. The EEOC filed suit, (EEOC v.
Star Transport, Inc., Civil Action No. 13 C 01240-JES-BGC, U.S.
District Court for the Central District of Illinois in Peoria, assigned
to U.S. District Judge James E. Shadid), after first attempting to reach
a voluntary settlement
through its statutory conciliation process. The agency seeks back pay
and compensatory and punitive damages for the fired truck drivers and an
order barring future discrimination and other relief.
John Hendrickson, the EEOC Regional Attorney for the Chicago District
Office said, "Everyone has a right to observe his or her religious
beliefs, and employers don't get to pick and choose which religions and
which religious practices they will
accommodate. If an employer can reasonably accommodate an employee's
religious practice without an undue hardship, then it must do so. That
is a principle which has been memorialized in federal employment law for
almost50 years, and it is why
EEOC is in this case."
The EEOC's Chicago District Office is responsible for processing
charges of discrimination, administrative enforcement and the conduct of
agency litigation in Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and North and
South Dakota, with Area Offices in
Milwaukee and Minneapolis.
The EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal laws prohibiting
employment discrimination. Further information about the EEOC is
available on its website at www.eeoc.gov.