Close to 200 Minnesota healthcare workers have filed a lawsuit against their employers to halt a pending requirement that they receive the coronavirus vaccine or face possible termination.
The Associated Press reports:
The lawsuit was filed in federal court late Monday against federal officials and about 20 providers that operate hospitals and clinics across Minnesota. It contends the lack of alternatives to vaccination infringes on the constitutional rights of those employees, who range from doctors and nurses to technicians. It seeks a temporary injunction to bar any terminations or steps to put unvaccinated health workers on unpaid leave while the case plays out.
“You’re talking about people who held the hand of people dying of COVID,” Greg Erickson, the lawyer who filed the case, said in an interview with Minnesota Public Radio. “These folks risked their lives to help these patients and now they’re being terminated because their