Dec 8 2011
Twenty-five former Hertz drivers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport have filed a lawsuit claiming they were fired based on their race, religion, and nationality. Hopefully, Hertz will fight them and not dhimmi (one who submits to Islamic intimidation) themselves and re-hire them or settle out of court.
The lawsuit filed Wednesday in King County Superior Court claims Hertz terminated them after they refused to clock out for prayers. The lawsuit claims they had not been required to clock out previously, and the rules were changed to target Somali Muslims.
Hertz officials could not be reached for comment after business hours. But a spokesman said previously that other drivers who were suspended in September returned to their jobs after agreeing to clock out.
The workers who are suing want to be reinstated with back pay, plus reimbursement of lost benefits and attorneys’ fees.