Civil-Rights Suit Alleges Muslim Was Fired for Refusing to Haul Beer, Though Company Had Agreed to Accommodate His Religion

October 22, 2010

Author: Stephanie Farr

Source: The Philadelphia Daily News

A Muslim man claims he was fired by a trucking company after refusing to transport a load of alcohol, according to a civil-rights lawsuit filed recently in federal court.


Vasant Reddy, 35, of Northeast Philadelphia, said it's against his religious beliefs to "consume, possess or transport alcohol or tobacco," according to the suit.