Bloomberg Law
March 1, 2021, 10:55 PM

Detention Center Officer Sues Over Mandatory Vaccination Order

Fatima Hussein
Fatima Hussein
Legal Reporter

A New Mexico detention center officer is suing a county manager and his supervisors over a workplace requirement for first responders to be inoculated with the Covid-19 vaccine.

“You can’t be forced to be a human guinea pig when a product is experimental,” said N. Ana Garner, an attorney for the suing Isaac Legaretta, who filed his complaint in U.S. District Court District of New Mexico Sunday. “We have the right to bodily integrity,” she said in a phone interview.

Garner said Legaretta wasn’t told about the vaccine’s known benefits and risks, or that he had the opportunity to refuse ...

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