Mohammed Ahmed, 32, is suing the English company Tesco because some of the crates that he was forced to lift with his machine contained alcohol, which he insists violates his religious beliefs. The company insists that it tried to accommodate him but that virtually all such jobs involved some interaction with alcohol products.
Ahmed argues that he was unaware that the retail store sold alcohol when he applied for the job. Yet, he still believes that the store should be liable for requiring him to work with alcohol.
Mr Ahmed was raised in Saudi Arabia where enforcement of Sharia law regarding alcohol is among the harshest in the world.
In the United States, cab companies faced an analogous claim when Muslim drivers refused to take people at the airport who were carrying bottles of wine and other alcohol gifts, here.
While the taxi commission proposes a color light to indicate a taxi that followed strict Sharia rule on alcohol, the public objected. Now, such drivers will have to go back to the end of the line if they refuse a customer carrying alcohol.
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