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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital fired more than 50 staffers who refused to get the Covid vaccine, according to a lawsuit filed by an ex-employee.
Lynn Kaiser, who worked in the Memphis hospital’s IT department said she was heartbroken to lose a job that she loved.
Pacific Justice Institute, a law firm that handles religious liberty cases, is representing Ms. Kaiser. Both were guests on my national radio show this week. Click below to listen to the full interview.
“I had prayed about this and considered a lot of biblical principles and knew that taking the vaccine was not the right option for me. So I applied for the religious accommodation and followed their policy and procedure and received an email that my request for accommodation had been denied,” Kaiser told me.
Attorney Ron Hackenburg said he was appalled by the way the beloved hospital had treated his client.
“I’m probably like many people thinking that St Jude were the good guys. But as far as their administrators go, it’s just appalling,” the attorney told me. “They’ve been so callous and discharging Lynn at 59 years of age, refusing to even talk to her and treating her in a discriminatory manner and even going as far as filing misleading information with the courts to justify their actions. So we’re going forward with this federal lawsuit.”
The order was specific: either get the clot shot or find another job.
“And the important thing to know is that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requires that when an employee tells their employer that they have a sincerely held religious belief, that keeps them from doing an assignment they’ve been given or something they’ve been told they’re to try to accommodate that employee,” the attorney said.
By the way, the US Supreme Court ruled in Groff v DeJoy that all reasonable religious accommodations must be explored.
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