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Tue Oct 25, 2022, 06:26 PM Oct 2022

NYC Ordered to Reinstate Workers Fired for Covid Vaccine Refusal [View all]

Source: Bloomberg

New York City was ordered to reinstate a group of sanitation workers fired for refusing to get a Covid-19 vaccine after a state court judge ruled the mandate was unlawful.

In an order dated Monday, a judge in Staten Island said the city health commissioner has the authority to issue public health mandates, but can’t create a new condition of employment for municipal employees, can’t prohibit them from reporting to work and can’t terminate employees.

“Being vaccinated does not prevent an individual from contracting or transmitting Covid-19,” Justice Ralph J. Forzio wrote. “As of the day of this decision, CDC guidelines regarding quarantine and isolation are the same for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. The petitioners should not have been terminated for choosing not to protect themselves. We have learned through the course of the pandemic that the vaccine against Covid-19 is not absolute.”

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-10-25/nyc-is-ordered-to-reinstate-workers-fired-for-vaccine-refusal

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Another Death Judge yankee87 Oct 2022 #1
"Being vaccinated does not prevent an individual from contracting or transmitting Covid-19," .... Botany Oct 2022 #2
These idiots refuse to understand that variants cause different reactions. oldsoftie Oct 2022 #8
Because of just that I always wondered Lokilooney Oct 2022 #12
Hindsight is 20/20. The_Casual_Observer Oct 2022 #3
Absolutely! And the Anti-vaccine Crowd were part of the problem, not the solution. SalamanderSleeps Oct 2022 #4
"Justice" Forzio is - wait for it - a Republican. TomSlick Oct 2022 #5
Time to play the GQP Slow Walk Court Game. BlueIdaho Oct 2022 #6
Why stop there, yer honor? 3825-87867 Oct 2022 #7
very good points SouthernDem4ever Oct 2022 #14
The judge needs to be vaccinated up the ass. LiberalFighter Oct 2022 #9
Moran. Xoan Oct 2022 #10
The term "choosing to not protect oneself" assumes that louis-t Oct 2022 #11
NYC: "Make me!" Grins Oct 2022 #13
ignore the judge moonshinegnomie Oct 2022 #15
What makes you think the judge has no enforcement authority? onenote Oct 2022 #16
the executive branch is the one who actually has to enforce the order moonshinegnomie Oct 2022 #19
Really? The executive branch can unilaterally release anyone from prison? onenote Oct 2022 #20
yes moonshinegnomie Oct 2022 #21
Why would any government entity appeal an adverse order if they could just ignore it with impunity onenote Oct 2022 #22
His name is Ralph Porzio, not Forzio Polybius Oct 2022 #17
Look on the bright side: Aristus Oct 2022 #18
Ok, Corgigal Oct 2022 #23
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