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Wrongful Termination Suit Filed Against Houston Hospital Over Vaccination Requirements

Houston Methodist CEO Marc Boom said Monday he was “not surprised”

A second wrongful termination lawsuit has been filed against a Houston hospital over its vaccination policy.

In April, Houston Methodist Hospital announced all employees would be required to be vaccinated. Workers had until June 7th to be fully vaccinated or they would lose their jobs.

A federal judge dismissed the first lawsuit filed by 116 employees fighting the hospital’s requirements in June.

U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes called the lawsuit “frivolous.”

She wrote, “The public’s interest in having a hospital capable of caring for patients during a pandemic far outweighs protecting the vaccination preferences of 116 employees … The plaintiffs are not just jeopardizing their own health; they are jeopardizing the health of doctors, nurses, support staff, patients and their families.”

At the time, Houston Methodist representatives issued a statement confirming 178 employees were suspended in June for not complying with the requirement. They also said 24,947 employees got fully vaccinated.

“The 178 who did not comply were a mix of full- and part-time employees. They were not granted an exemption or deferral and were suspended without pay for the next 14 days. A total of 285 workers received a medical or religious exemption, hospital officials said. In addition, 332 employees were granted deferrals for pregnancy and other reasons,” reports ABC 13.

The new lawsuit, filed on Monday, has 62 plaintiffs. They are former employees from different Houston Methodist campuses, including the hospitals in The Woodlands, Baytown, Sugar Land, Clear Lake, and the Texas Medical Center.

According to the Houston Chronicle, “the suit, filed by attorney Jared Woodfill, alleges the hospital’s COVID vaccine mandate goes against Gov. Greg Abbott’s statement that the government can’t mandate vaccine passports in Texas, that breakthrough infections pose a problem with the current COVID-19 vaccines available and that there was no exception for people who have not been vaccinated because they previously caught COVID-19 as a result of their employment.”

Houston Methodist Hospital was the first hospital in the nation to make COVID-19 vaccination a mandatory condition of employment.

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5 responses to “Wrongful Termination Suit Filed Against Houston Hospital Over Vaccination Requirements”

  1. Reptilian says:

    Maybe the case was a losing battle to begin with, but for the judge to call this issue “frivolous”, and then virtue signal with establishment propaganda, paints a very scary picture of just how corrupt these federal courts are.

  2. Maiafay says:

    I wish you well. My family has a history of heart issues and my father had a stroke a few years ago. These are serious concerns for me and the main reason why I’m not getting the experimental gene therapy. What you are going through is my worst fear regarding the vax. It’s not safe.

    At least Michigan is GOP majority and they are considering a bill on the 19th to prevent mandates in this state. We repealed the 1945 law that good ole Gretch kept using to lock us down and the Michigan Supreme court ruled all her mandates were unconstitutional. Her hands are tied now, and can’t force us to mask up.

    But seeing this story, and NYC’s vaccine pass really worry me.

  3. StephenLonghi says:

    I work work at two different hospital groups and they both require the vaccine. The first shot was fine; I was a bit sore and felt a bit run down for a day. The second shot was the one that did the damage. I went into a heart arrhythmia for 3 days, my lymph nodes on the side of the injection swelled to the size of a racquetball, and I had a fever of 103 even with Tylenol and Motrin every 4-6 hours. I received the second shot in June and I still am not better. My heart races all the time now and I cant even walk up stairs without being winded. This is probably permanent heart damage and I was in perfect health before. Carefully consider the vaccine before just taking it. It IS experimental and there are prophylactic treatments available that work as well or better.

  4. Plaguen says:

    Wow, the hospital my wife works at isn’t even giving deferrals or exemptions for pregnancy or breastfeeding. They also only have about 50-55% of the staff vaccinated. The other hospital system in my city also only has about 50-55% vaccinated. The employees that do not want the vaccine are pissed beyond belief. They have been protesting for the last 2 weeks.

  5. PseudoSwede says:

    How exactly are they distinguishing between “vaccine preferences” and “religious exemptions” at this Methodist hospital?