Muslim Courier Wins Discrimination Suit Against Employer

September 16, 2003

Source: Los Angeles Times,1,1829247.story

On September 16, 2003 the Los Angeles Times reported that "a Los Angeles jury has awarded $2 million to a Muslim courier who was fired for missing three days of work when his third child was born. Mehmood Darjee, 38, sued Laboratory Corp. of America, alleging religious discrimination and violation of the state's Family Rights Act.�His attorney, Carol L. Gillam, said that last week's verdict should send a message to 'workers, particularly in the immigrant community that our justice system still works to protect them, despite the otherwise significant loss of liberty many are experiencing in these post- 9/11 times.'"