COVID-19 Vaccine Exemptions

The Warshawsky Law Firm Statement on COVID-19 “Vaccine” Mandates:

The COVID-19 “vaccine” mandates currently being issued by federal, state, and local governments as well as private businesses represent the greatest act of domestic tyranny in our lifetimes. The Warshawsky Law Firm stands with all freedom-loving Americans who reject the covid hysteria and groupthink promoted by politicians, the media, and the healthcare industry pushing the “vaccine” agenda.

Our position is that there is no valid scientific or legal basis for requiring anyone to get the jab. Despite what we were told when the so-called “vaccine” first was rolled out, it neither prevents a person from catching covid nor prevents a person from spreading covid.  The so-called “anti-vaxxers” recognized this from the start, but now even the federal government and the pharmaceutical industry are acknowledging that the “vaccine” has limited and rapidly diminishing effectiveness, especially for the “omicron” variant.

Supposedly the jab helps prevent serious illness and death in people who catch covid, but the evidence is mounting that the jab itself is causing illness, disability, and death in possibly millions of people.  Furthermore, there are non-jab treatments for covid that have proven effective wherever they have been tried, including in foreign countries not under the sway of the CDC, the FDA, and Big Pharma.

Whatever the public health dangers caused by covid – the official statistics about hospitalizations and deaths are highly questionable and indeed inflated, as even the CDC now admits – requiring people to get the jab is not the solution and violates their most basic human and constitutional rights to bodily autonomy, personal choice, and freedom of conscience.  It is increasingly clear that the “vaccine” mandates are not truly about public health, but about controlling ordinary people, enforcing social and political conformity, and enriching the pharmaceutical companies and their cronies.

The Warshawsky Law Firm Represents Employees Seeking Religious and/or Medical Exemptions to the COVID-19 “Vaccine”:

In response to the COVID-19 “vaccine” mandates being implemented by public and private employers throughout New York, thousands of employees have been applying for religious and/or medical exemptions to the jab.  Some of these requests are being granted, but most of them are being denied – leading to the arbitrary terminations of hardworking employees who simply refuse to get the jab. This unjust policy is inflicting terrible financial and emotional harm on thousands of New York workers and their families.

Employees who object to getting the jab based on religious and/or medical grounds may be protected by federal and state labor laws, which generally require employers to offer “reasonable accommodations” to an otherwise qualified employee with a valid religious or medical exemption unless doing so would impose an “undue hardship” on the company. Denying such accommodations may constitute illegal discrimination and wrongful termination.  Unfortunately, there are no labor laws that protect employees who object to the jab on scientific or political grounds.

An employee’s right to a religious accommodation is protected under federal law by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and under state law by the New York State Human Rights Law.  While the legal standards under these two laws are similar, the procedural rules are very different.

An employee’s right to a medical accommodation (technically, a disability accommodation) is protected under federal law by the Americans With Disabilities Act and under state law by the New York State Human Rights Law.  Both the legal standards and the procedural rules under these two laws are very different.

Title VII and the ADA apply to companies that employ 15 or more workers, whereas the New York State Human Rights Law applies to all employers in the state, regardless of size.  These laws have statutes of limitations that must be complied strictly with, so do not delay in consulting with an attorney if your exemption has been denied.

The Warshawsky Law Firm represents employees who seek religious and/or medical exemptions to the COVID-19 “vaccine.”  We provide counseling and advice regarding how to request an accommodation in accordance with federal and state laws, and we represent employees whose requests have been denied.  To date, we have filed and are pursuing several active exemption denial cases on behalf of employees in a variety of fields.

If your employer has imposed a “vaccine” mandate, please consult with us as soon as possible so we can work with you to preserve your legal rights and explore all of your options for requesting an appropriate exemption and keeping your job.  Likewise, if your exemption request has been denied and you have been (or will be) terminated, please consult with us as soon as possible so we can explore all of your options for taking legal action against the company and obtaining fair compensation for the loss of your employment.

If you or a loved one is being required by an employer to get the covid “vaccine,” please contact The Warshawsky Law Firm for a free consultation.