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Religious employees allegedly fired for not getting COVID-19 vaccine sue Massachusetts pharmaceutical company

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A major pharmaceutical company has filed suit in Massachusetts against religious employees. They claim that their employer told them to get vaccines that were contrary to their beliefs.

Norm Pattis is an attorney representing Alex Jones. He filed a lawsuit Thursday on behalf of employees of Takeda Pharmaceuticals claiming that their employer discriminated against them because they refused to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

According to the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts, the defendant (a pharmaceutical company) decided to establish a policy that required vaccinations against COVID-19 for all employees.

 

On Friday, August 5, 2016, Tekeda Pharmaceutical Co.’s sign was displayed at the exterior of the Cambridge building. (Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images / Getty Images)

The complaint states that the company gave employees the opportunity to ask for an exemption, but it ultimately refused to grant one.

 

It states that the defendants established a companywide vaccination policy, with a multi-tiered process for claiming a religious exemption. All employees in the field were required to be vaccinated by Takeda and to submit proof of vaccination to Takeda no later than November 1, 2021.

“Takeda seldom, if ever finds an employee’s religious beliefs’sincere’ enough for an exemption. If it is unable to defeat the claims made by a believer, Takeda claims insincerity and that it would be an undue hardship for its business to accommodate the religious beliefs of employees or potential employees. According to the complaint, Takeda almost never grants religious exemptions in violation Title VII.”

The complaint names several employees, including Troby Lane Parrish and Lisa Joy Amoson, Troby Lane Huck, Troby Joy Amoson, Alecia Ramsey, Alecia Ramsey, Larry Harold Savage and Jillyn Schmidt. They were accused of refusing to be vaccinated.

 

In this illustration, Takeda Pharmaceutical logo is displayed on a background screen. This photo was taken in Krakow (Poland) on November 10, 2022. (Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images / Getty Images)

Employees held a religious conviction against using the coronavirus vaccination because some of them were “developed partly by aborted foetus stem cells.”

FactCheck.org confirmed that fetal tissue was used in the development Pfizer/BioNTech/Moderna vaccines. It stated that the vaccines were tested in cell lines “that were long ago made with an aborted foetus.” This was during an “early stage” of development.

 

Johnson & Johnson reported that the vaccine was also manufactured using a cell line derived form aborted fetal tissues.

The report stated that these tissues were not in the vaccine.

It stated that none of the three approved or approved COVID-19 vaccinations contained fetal tissue.

 

Illustration shows Takeda facilities at Takeda Pharmaceutical Company’s production site in Lessines on Monday 23 May 2022. (DAVID STOCKMAN/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images / Getty Images)

Furthermore, “Neither fetal tissues nor cells are contained in any vaccines. No new abortions were performed to make any aspect of these vaccines possible.”

These Christian employees claimed that the use of vaccinations would be against their beliefs, claiming their bodies were “temples by the Holy Spirit,” citing Paul’s 1 Corinthians language.

 

Plaintiffs seek unspecified compensatory damages, including lost wages and legal costs.

We the Patriots, USA, Inc., an organization that promotes public interest law, funds the litigation.

“Our hope is that this lawsuit will bring to light that so many people continue suffering as a consequence of the decisions made in the past two years.” They believe that the covid crisis will continue. “We are confident that we will win a victory for religious liberty that will ensure that discrimination towards those with religious beliefs opposing certain vaccinations will never be justified in the eyes law,” the firm stated in a statement.

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