Two Muslim men felt that their treatment from Star Transport Inc. wasn’t moral and violated their religious beliefs, after being fired for refusing to deliver alcohol.
Following that, the men processed the case in court, won the case and now have been awarded with $240,000 in damages from a jury. The judge in court agreed with the Muslim men and said that their treatment was unacceptable.
The lawsuit filed in 2013 by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity commission showed that the Muslim’s decision to not deliver alcohol was due to their religious values as practicing Muslims, and that they were not treated equally and fairly.
In the lawsuit it claimed that the company didn’t provide them “with a reasonable accommodation and by terminating them because of their religion.”
Galatians 5:14 in the Bible says: “For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” We should love our strangers and our fellow person beside us, and not judge or discriminate due to religious preferences and beliefs. In the eyes of our Lord it isn’t right.
James 2:2-4 says: “For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, and if you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing and say, “You sit here in a good place,” while you say to the poor man, “You stand over there,” or, “Sit down at my feet,” have you not then made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?”
The transport company, by making these harsh distinctions and decisions has caused much pain and frustration not only for the two Muslim men but in the eyes of God too, for we should not radiate negative thoughts or judgments.
However, what does remain is it’s not clear whether the men will get the money because Star Transport has gone out of business which has happened ever-so conveniently.
Written by Gemma Smith