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Kaiser Permanente Employees Denied Relief from Vaccine Mandate

Nov. 19, 2021, 1:59 PM

Kaiser Permanente defeated their employees’ request for an order preventing it from firing them for refusing to comply with its mandatory Covid-19 vaccine policy because they aren’t likely to win their case, a federal trial court said.

Several other courts also have held that private health-care employers can terminate employees who refuse to take vaccines against the virus that causes Covid-19 and don’t qualify for an exemption, including the First Circuit.

The health-care provider is a private entity, so the employees have no possibility of succeeding on their claim that the policy violates their federal constitutional rights, the U.S. ...