A U.S. Supreme Court justice turned away a request from eight Mass General Brigham Inc. workers for a religious exemption from the Massachusetts hospital system’s requirement that they be vaccinated against Covid-19.
The workers, who say they have already been fired from their jobs, contended the mandatory vaccine policy violates federal job-discrimination and disabilities law.
The justices so far have refused to second-guess vaccine requirements. In October, over the dissents of three conservative justices,
The Maine and New York cases focus on the Constitution’s protections for religious freedom, not the federal statutes at the center of the Massachusetts case.
The Massachusetts case is Together Employees v. Mass General Brigham, 21A175.
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