At The Warshawsky Law Firm we are firmly committed to fighting back against unjust and dangerous COVID-19 “vaccine” mandates. While other law firms are challenging the mandates on constitutional and statutory grounds – efforts we applaud and support – our focus is representing workers who seek religious and/or medical exemptions to the covid vaccine. We assist clients in applying for and obtaining exemptions, and we sue on behalf of clients whose exemptions were improperly denied.
We are proud to announce that this month we have filed two lawsuits in federal court on behalf of workers whose requests for religious exemptions to the COVID-19 “vaccine” were denied by their employers, resulting in their wrongful terminations. The first lawsuit was filed on behalf of three nurses who worked for Bon Secours Charity Health System, which is part of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network. The second lawsuit was filed on behalf of an executive assistant who worked for Montefiore Medical Center. Both lawsuits were filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) and assert claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which requires employers to reasonably accommodate the sincerely held religious beliefs of employees unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the company.
To bring a claim under Title VII, it is necessary first to file a charge of discrimination with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The charge must be filed no more than 180 days from the date of the discrimination (this deadline sometimes can be extended to 300 days). We have several clients with pending EEOC charges whose federal court lawsuits will be filed as soon as we receive the “right to sue” notices from the EEOC. En garde!