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Is this a major turning point in terms of vaccine mandates?
Today, Liberty Counsel settled the nation’s first classwide lawsuit for healthcare workers over a COVID shot mandate, for more than $10.3 million. The class action settlement against NorthShore University HealthSystem is on behalf of more than 500 current and former healthcare workers who were unlawfully discriminated against and denied religious exemptions from the COVID shot mandate.
The agreed-upon settlement was filed today in the federal Northern District Court of Illinois. As a result of the settlement, NorthShore will pay $10,337,500 to compensate these healthcare employees who were victims of religious discrimination, and who were punished for their religious beliefs against taking an injection associated with aborted fetal cells.
This is a historic, first-of-its-kind class action settlement against a private employer who unlawfully denied hundreds of religious exemption requests to COVID-19 shots. The settlement must be approved by a federal court.
This is a lawsuit that had been filed in court by Liberty Counsel of behalf of health care workers for the North Shore University health franchise on Chicago’s north side. The employees were denied any chance of being given a religious exemption, and in some cases, many workers got the risky faulty and minimally beneficial vaccines in order to keep their jobs.
The settlement as it currently stands is over $10 million. The settlement also stipulates that any health care workers who lost their jobs after being denied their requested religious exemptions must be re-hired as long as they apply to be re-hired within 90 days.
Furthermore, no healthcare workers at any NorthShore facilities can be denied access to any part of the buildings which they would normally access while they work due to their having an unvaccinated status.Published in