Muslim Truck Drivers Fired For Not Delivering Beer, Jury Awards Them $240K
A jury has awarded $240,000 in damages to two Muslim truck drivers who sued their former employer for religious discrimination after they were fired for refusing to make beer deliveries. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission won the case on behalf of the Obama administration. Critics have pointed out that the administration has taken a different position when it comes 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 said on "The Kelly File" that it's unfortunate when the government interferes and takes sides in a private dispute over religion views. He wondered why the EEOC chose to represent workers in a situation like this, in which they were outwardly, openly representing Muslims 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.