Liberty Counsel has successfully reached an agreement with healthcare providers over the country’s first class-action settlement against the vaccine mandates.
Illinois’ NorthShore University HealthSystem will now pay over 10 million dollars to compensate those who they fired for being unvaccinated. Fox Business reported:
The case centers around workers at NorthShore University HealthSystem, who filed a lawsuit in October 2021 claiming their employer illegally refused to grant any religious exemptions to a COVID-19 vaccine mandate. As Fox Business reported:
The settlement approved in the Illinois Northern District Court will result in 473 employees of the system becoming eligible for compensation for being denied a religious exemption to the vaccine mandate, with any of those fired as a result of the rules being eligible for $25,000. The 13 plaintiffs involved in the suit will be eligible for an additional $20,000, while those who complied with the mandate to keep their jobs despite having religious objections will be eligible for $3,000. […]
Anyone fired because of their refusal to get the jab will also be eligible for reemployment in the system.
“This settlement is the first in the nation and should serve as a strong warning to employers that thought they could violate longstanding Title VII religious freedom laws,” Liberty Counsel founder and chairman, Mat Staver, said in a statement.