Henry Asher, an observant Jewish bus driver from Los Angeles, sued his employers after he was fired for refusing to work on Shabbat.
Shortly after Asher was hired, he was scheduled to work on Shabbat and a Jewish holiday. He asked that his shifts be rescheduled. When his request was denied, Asher missed two days of work without authorization, which led to his dismissal, Channel 7 reported.
Asher sued on grounds of religious discrimination.
He was awarded $20,000 in damages, and Los Angeles County agreed to respect the right of drivers of all religions to reschedule shifts that fall on holidays they observe.