NJ court rules for nurse in vaccine-refusal firing


A New Jersey appeals court says a nurse was unfairly denied unemployment advantages after she was fired for refusing a flu shot.

June Valent was working as a nurse at Hackettstown Community Hospital in 2010 when the corporate started requiring workers to take the flu vaccine except they’d medical or non secular causes to not. Anyone who refused could be required to put on a masks.

Valent declined the vaccine. She did not state a medical or non secular exemption, however she agreed to put on a masks.

She was terminated primarily based on her refusal of the vaccine and disqualified for unemployment advantages.

Thursday’s appellate ruling concluded that the hospital violated Valent’s proper to freedom of expression by endorsing the religious-based exemption whereas denying her secular alternative.