Discrimination Against Foreign Accents: A Growing Problem

FedEx driver fired for his Russian accent?
FedEx driver fired for his Russian accent?

SALT LAKE CITY -- A Utah truck driver alleges that FedEx fired him because of his Russian accent, even though he offered to appear before corporate higher-ups to demonstrate his English-speaking abilities.

Ismail Aliyev has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the Memphis, Tenn.-based shipping company, and the long-haul contractor that employed him and was ordered to do the firing.