Two men who used to work at a Morton-based trucking company were awarded $240,000 by a federal jury after a judge here found the company violated their religious beliefs.

According to a 2013 lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, the men, Mahad Abass Mohamed (formerly known as Mahad Aden) and Abdikarim Hassan Bulshale (formerly known as Abdikarim Ismail), had refused to deliver alcohol for Star Transport Inc., saying it was against their religious values as practicing Muslims.

As such, the men were fired. The suit claimed that Star Transport failed to provide the two men "with a reasonable accommodation and by terminating them because of their religion."

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