On June 12, a federal judge dismissed the lawsuit… saying that firing 117 workers at the Houston Methodist Hospital who don’t want to be vaccinated doesn’t qualify as wrongful termination.
That leaves employees who choose not to get the C0VlD shot in danger of being fired…
June 21 is their deadline when the hospital has said all unvaccinated employees will be terminated.
Currently, the employees are suspended without pay for failing to comply with the vaccination requirement.
The lawyer who represents the employees has filed an appeal and says he will take the matter all the way to the Supreme Court if need be.
So where does this leave those who fear the vaccine more than Covid?
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has said that firing an employee for refusing the vaccine is not violating the law, although companies have to offer “reasonable accommodations” to those who can’t be vaccinated because of religion, disability, or due to pregnancy.
Basically, it’s possible to fire employees because they don’t want to take an experimental vaccine that’s not approved by the FDA and has been shown to have a growing list of side effects.
Let’s see if the Houston Methodist lawsuit progresses to the Supreme Court.
And that it ends up providing legal precedence that protects employees from being forced to choose between accepting an unwanted medical procedure and providing for their families.