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    Default FedEx Fires Ismail Aliyev, Truck Driver, Over Russian Accent

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    SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah truck driver alleges FedEx fired him because of his Russian accent, even though he offered to appear before corporate higher-ups to demonstrate his English-speaking abilities.
    Aliyev worked for GNB Trucking Co. in the Salt Lake City suburb of West Valley. The small business owns and operates FedEx-branded trucks and provides uniformed drivers for FedEx. Aliyev says his trouble started months into the job when an Iowa weigh station gave his company a warning – but not a citation – about his Russian accent. One of the requirements of holding a commercial driver's license is the ability to communicate.
    Aliyev has an accent "but it's very understandable," said Robert H. Wilde, his lawyer. "GNB said he was an excellent employee and would like to keep him, but it was instructed by FedEx to terminate him."
    FedEx Fires Ismail Aliyev, Truck Driver, Over Russian Accent: Lawsuit
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    Default Re: FedEx Fires Ismail Aliyev, Truck Driver, Over Russian Accent

    FedEx says fired driver had safety violations
    12/3/2012


    SALT LAKE CITY — The Associated Press has obtained a ticket for safety violations that FedEx says led to the termination of a Utah truck driver who filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the shipping company.

    Ismail Aliyev claims he was fired because of his Russian accent. FedEx responded that his safety violations "disqualified" him as a long-haul contract driver.

    In addition to be cited for an inability to speak English clearly, Aliyev was ticketed for unsafe backing at an Iowa weigh station and driving for 14 hours.

    Federal regulations limit truckers to 11 hours of driving at a time
    TheTrucker.com - America's Trucking Newspaper

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    Default FedEx Fires Ismail Aliyev, Truck Driver, Over Russian Accent

    If he was sited by a law officer for not being able to understand him, I'm surprised Fredex hired him to begin with.

 

 

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