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Christian receives payout after being fired for not working on Sunday

A delivery company in Miami has been ordered to pay an unnamed employee $50,000 for firing him when he didn’t show up for work on Sunday. Tampa Bay Delivery Service LLC (TBDS), which partners with Amazon, was found guilty of religious discrimination. But there was a bit more to the story. According to the lawsuit, the employee had previously told TBDS that he was not available to work on Sunday because he was a Christian and attended church. But added that he was free to work on Saturdays. However, when the company scheduled the employee for a Sunday shift, he was fired after he didn’t show up. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) took the case to court on behalf of the employee, who received $25,000 in compensatory damages and $25,000 in back pay. The EEOC noted that according to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 the government requires companies to reasonably accommodate a person’s sincerely held religious beliefs. The EEOC added that the company fully cooperated in resolving the issue and will be …