Delivery Driver Fired Over Faith Fights Back and Wins Big

A David versus Goliath Story has happened for a former Amazon Delivery Driver. The unnamed driver will now be paid $50,000 and furnished with other relief which is a part of his settlement with Tampa Bay Delivery Service, LLC.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) brought a suit against Tampa Bay Delivery Service, LLC on the driver’s behalf. The suit was based on religious discrimination.

A Delivery Drivers Fight For Faith

Our unnamed driver was not looking for a fight. He simply wanted the right to worship as our constitution allows.

As a Christian, he requested Sundays off to attend worship services. Unfortunately, his employer placed him on the schedule even after the employee reminded the dispatcher of his requested days off. He was then fired for not showing up to his shift.

The EEOC argued that the delivery service violated the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Civil Rights Act “prohibits discrimination based on religion and requires employers to reasonably accommodate an applicant’s or employee’s sincerely held religious beliefs unless it would pose an undue hardship.”

As a result of this lawsuit the Tampa Bay Delivery Service, LLC will now designate a religious accommodation coordinator who will help to provide training for managers and dispatchers. This will help to prevent religious discrimination in the future and accommodate requests.

“We commend Tampa Bay Delivery Service for working collaboratively with EEOC to resolve this lawsuit,” said Robert E. Weisberg, regional attorney for the EEOC Miami District. “The company’s willingness to address EEOC’s concerns will help in preventing future employees from being forced to choose between employment and a religious belief.”

“We encourage other employers to follow Tampa Bay Delivery Service’s lead and review their religious accommodation policies and practices to ensure that workers are not denied opportunities due to their religious beliefs,” added Evangeline Hawthorne, director of the EEOC’s Tampa Field Office.


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