Are you being FORCED or COERCED into medical treatments as a condition of employment or education?
You are not alone. Objection to mandates is common and is a human right. Be strong and don’t let employers off the hook easy by walking away or complying. Coercion (persuasion by force or threats) is not the same as consent; there should not be any ‘get it or else’ clause.
Civil Rights laws address exemption and discrimination. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination based on religion. You can file a religious exemption through interactive dialogue. While medical requirements for employment, have to be job/business related necessity or direct threat, they are required to make reasonable accommodation in response to religious exemption. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. It is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. Again, you will need to work together on what is to be reasonable accommodation.
Navigating exemptions for Covid-19 vaccinations can be a step towards complying and acceptance of the organization’s unjust policies. In many cases, that can include testing, masking, quarantines, and protocols. The approved Comirnaty vaccine is not what is being mandated. All other Covid vaccines that your employer may decide to mandate are still under Emergency Use Authorization, and are not FDA approved. Therefore, it is against federal law to enforce these mandates.
Get the jab, or else lose your job or school enrollment? These resources may prove helpful in such predicaments. If submitting a religious exemption, it is important to omit ideas about safety, efficacy, medical, or other concerns.
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legal aid on covid mandates and what you can do to protect yourself
Cait Corrigan- religious exemption instruction & workshops for students & employees
facts on your right to refuse covid-19 vaccination
Peggy Hall provides videos to learn more about your rights and options