New York Supreme Court reinstates all employees fired for non-vaccination, orders back pay
Supreme Court of the State of New York reinstated all employees who were fired for not being vaccinated, ordered back wages and said their rights were violated.
On Monday, the court found that “vaccination does not prevent an individual from contracting or transmitting COVID-19.” New York City Mayor Eric Adams claimed earlier this year that his administration would not rehire employees who were fired because of their vaccination status.
NYC alone fired approximately 1,400 employees for non-vaccination earlier this year after the city passed a vaccination mandate under former Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Many of them were fired there were policemen and firemen.
FDNY-Uniformed Firefighters Association President Andrew Ansbro and FDNY-Uniformed Fire Officers Association President Lt. James McCarthy condemned Adams earlier this year after the mayor allowed an exception to the vaccine mandate for athletes and contractors, even though firefighters are still fired because of their status. The couple urged the city to extend the exemption to all New Yorkers.
“We’re here to say we support the repeal of the vaccine mandate that the mayor announced on Thursday,” McCarthy said. “We believe that it should also be extended. We support repealing the mandate for athletes and performers working in New York. We think that people who work for New York should also be reassigned. “
“If you want to remove the vaccine mandate for certain people in the city, you have to remove it for everyone in the city,” Ansbrough said. “If you’re going to follow the science, the science will tell you there’s no danger right now, and putting hundreds of firefighters, police officers and other emergency workers out of a job is not in the city’s best interest.” . It’s not safe.”
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