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NY Health Care Workers’ Hearing Next Week
Oct 13, 2021
ALBANY, NY – Liberty Counsel filed the reply brief in the lawsuit in the federal Eastern District of New York on behalf of more than 1,500 New York health care workers against Governor Kathy Hochul, Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Howard A. Zucker, Trinity Health, Inc., New York Presbyterian Healthcare System, Inc. (NYP), and Westchester Medical Center Advanced Physician Services, P.C. https://lc.org/PDFs/Attachments2PRsLAs/101321NYReplySupportPIwithExhibits.pdf

Liberty Counsel is pursuing a preliminary injunction to protect those health care workers employed by state and private employers who attempt to remove religious exemptions from the shot mandate. The hearing has been set for Tuesday, October 19. 

Yesterday, the Northern District Court of New York issued a preliminary injunction for all health care workers against the state’s unconstitutional attempt to ignore federal law and remove religious exemptions and accommodations from unlawful COVID shot mandates. https://lc.org/PDFs/Attachments2PRsLAs/2021/101221Dr.HochulOrderGRANTINGPI0-12-21.pdf

Judge David Hurd ruled that “the Department of Health is barred from enforcing any requirement that employers deny or revoke any religious exemptions already granted” regarding the shot mandates for health care workers. The court also ruled that the state “is barred from interfering with the granting of religious exemptions or with the operation of exemptions already granted” as well as state health officials are “barred from taking any action, disciplinary or otherwise, against the licensure, certification, residency, admitting privileges or other professional status or qualification of any of the plaintiffs on account of their seeking or having obtained a religious exemption from mandatory COVID-19 vaccination.” 

The claims brought by the plaintiffs in that case are virtually identical to the ones raised by Liberty Counsel’s plaintiffs.” https://lc.org/newsroom/details/101321-ny-health-care-workers-hearing-next-week