NJ Transit worker fired over Quran burning gets job back

NEWARK - (AP) - The New Jersey Transit employee fired forpublicly burning pages of the Quran on the ninth anniversary of the9/11 attacks is getting his job back. A settlement obtained by The Star-Ledger Newark shows DerekFenton will receive $25,000 for pain and suffering when he resumeshis $86,110-a-year job. He'll also receive back pay equal to$331.20 for every day since his firing on Sept. 13, 2010. The state will also pay $25,000 in legal fees to the AmericanCivil Liberties Union, which filed a lawsuit claiming Fenton'sright to free expression was violated. The 40-year-old was not working when he set fire to three pagesof the Quran in September in Lower Manhattan to protest a plannedIslamic center near ground zero. NJ Transit conductor who burned Quran sues over firing Christie: Didn't object to Quran protester's firing Bloomingdale man who burned Quran fired from NJ Transit job

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