RedState: Former and current NorthShore University Health System medical employees brought a class action lawsuit against NorthShore, alleging the company discriminated against them because they were denied religious exemptions from the company’s vaccine mandate.
Now, in a big victory for freedom, NorthShore has agreed to settle with the employees. They agreed to pay more than 500 current and former employees $10,337,500. NorthShore is also been required to change its policy to allow religious exemptions and rehire anyone who was fired or forced to resign for not getting the vaccine. The Court still has to approve the settlement. Once the Court approves it, the employees can apply to get their jobs back at the same seniority level.
The Liberty Counsel which represented the employees cheered the victory.
This is the “first-of-its-kind class action settlement against a private employer who unlawfully denied hundreds of religious exemption requests to COVID-19 shots,” Liberty Counsel said. Its founder and chairman, Mat Staver, said it “should be a wake-up call to every employer that did not accommodate or exempt employees who opposed the COVID shots for religious reasons. Let this case be a warning to employers that violated Title VII.”
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin.
How much each employee gets will depend on how many people submit valid and timely claims. more here
That’s a good start, now class action lawsuits for vaccine injuries and deaths.
“Once the Court approves it, the employees can apply to get their jobs back at the same seniority level.”
…should say, “with back pay and interest”.
10 million amongst 500+ employees is about 20,000 per person – a small gesture but not nearly enough to compensate for the out of control coercion.
Not nearly enough. Any attack on civil rights should be judged harshly. Fine, imprisonment and loss of property.
A step in the right direction but atheists deserve body autonomy too.