Skip to content

Nurse Who Was Fired for Refusing Flu Shot Wins Lawsuit

June 6, 2014
Source …..


Court rules against hospital

A New Jersey appeals court says a nurse was unfairly denied unemployment benefits after she was fired for refusing a flu shot.

June Valent was working as a nurse at Hackettstown Community Hospital in 2010 when the company began requiring employees to take the flu vaccine unless they had medical or religious reasons not to. Anyone who refused would be required to wear a mask.

Valent declined the vaccine. She didn’t state a medical or religious exemption, but she agreed to wear a mask.

She was terminated based on her refusal of the vaccine and disqualified for unemployment benefits.

Thursday’s appellate ruling concluded that the hospital violated Valent’s right to freedom of expression by endorsing the religious-based exemption while denying her secular choice.

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: