Five workers of United Launch Alliances rocket manufacturing facility in Alabama have filed a federal lawsuit stating that the company is firing them because they didnt get a COVID vaccine due to religious and medical concerns.
Combined with its actions, plaintiffs have taken the CoVID-19 vaccine to denounce their health, allowing them to leave a livelihood without any choice, a lawsuit states. Similarly, ULA violated the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) by failing to participate in a multimodal process and provide reasonable accommodations and changed the Alabama Act 2021-561 and moved to terminate employees in a case of appeal denial of their religious and/or medical accommodations.
The federal lawsuit was filed Friday in behalf of Hunter Creger, Benjamin Eastman, Sherrie Maine, Lance Norwood and Zachary Breland. The suit seeks class action status to represent all ULA employees in Decatur in similar situations.
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Lawyers for the Alabama Center for Law & Liberty, which represent the five workers, have also asked for a temporary restraining order to stop the ULA from firing workers. U.S. District Court Judge Abdul Kallon has set deadlines for both sides to submit briefs regarding that demand to decide whether a hearing would be held on the workers' motion.
ULA manufactures, assembles and integrates rockets for government programs in the facility's Decatur facility.
We understand that the future of the United States is extremely difficult, and that's our key to the organization's actions.
Of the workers in the lawsuit, four had tried, but failed, to exempt them from ULA's vaccine mandate policy because their religious beliefs prohibit them from adopting the right to own a medical exemption from the ox if there were no other ox and were denied both exemptions, one whose main priority is the protection of the phthen instead of the non-addictive dotornity.
Using the COVID-19 vaccines, cell lines grown in a laboratory derived from cells taken in abortions in the 1970s and 1980s used for research, development and testing, according to Nebraska Medicine. None of the vaccines use fetal cells as ingredients, but are not used for testing.
According to the suit, the workforce or on-site contractors not fully vaccinated should receive the first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine by October 29 and the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine by November 30.
At the Decatur plant, the workers recently initiated a protest against the ULA policies, and said that Creger was suspended after the protest. Mr. Creger suspects that is because of his involvement in the legal protest, according to the lawsuit.
The lawsuit states that ULAs policy is consistent with the federal governments recent announcement that the Department of Labor is developing a rule to require large employers to mandate vaccination or periodic testing to employees. ULA doesn't offer the option of periodic testing, either for general or in general, the suit states.