Hospital Pays Out $10M Vaccine Mandate Settlement to Workers

Hospital Pays Out $10M Vaccine Mandate Settlement to Workers

Justice Served: COVID Vaccine Tyrant Forced Pay

(RepublicanNews.org) – When vaccines against COVID-19 became available, many businesses mandated employees to get the shot or face termination. At the time, there wasn’t much anyone could do aside from losing their job or conforming to their employer’s demands. But that time is over, and employees are beginning to fight back. A recent settlement will see a hospital paying $10 million due to its vaccine mandate.

The Lawsuit

Liberty Counsel sued NorthShore University HealthSystem on behalf of workers the healthcare provider forced to get the vaccine or fired for not complying. Many of the employees claim the hospital denied them religious exemptions. Mat Staver, the founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, noted in a statement this settlement would serve as a “warning” to other healthcare providers or businesses that violated Title VII. Staver added it was “gratifying” that the settlement would protect healthcare workers.

The law expert noted in an interview with the Washington Examiner that his firm wasn’t just focusing on battling mandates for healthcare workers in Illinois, adding Liberty Counsel is working with several industries, including airlines. The chairman explained his firm has been engaging with “thousands” of people across the country that come up against the “jab-or-job” predicament those at NorthShore University HealthSystem did.

The Settlement

The mandate negatively impacted people working in the Illinois healthcare system. Affected employees will receive a collective $10 million in compensation after the Illinois Northern District Court approves the settlement. The ruling will make nearly 500 employees of the NorthShore University HealthSystem eligible to receive money as part of the legal agreement.

Anyone the healthcare provider fired over the vaccine mandate will be eligible to receive $25,000, with the 13 plaintiffs involved in the lawsuit receiving an additional $20,000. Those with religious exemptions that adhered to the order to avoid the loss of their jobs will each be eligible to receive $3,000. Also, anyone whose refusal resulted in termination has the opportunity to regain employment. Horatio Mihet, the Vice President of Legal Affairs at Liberty Counsel, lauded the settlement as a victory.

Many people lost their jobs because they refused to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Meanwhile, the healthcare provider and several other employers fired workers after refusing to grant them religious exemptions, forcing people to get the vaccine or face termination. This settlement could be the first of many to come as countless Americans feel they had no choice but to accept the vaccine for the sake of their livelihoods.

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