DOJ Sues Wisconsin County for Forcing Health Worker to Get Flu Shot

Governing: The federal government has sued Ozaukee County, claiming it violated the civil rights of a worker at a county-owned nursing home when her employers made her get a flu shot in violation of her religious beliefs to continue working there.

Lasata Care Center in Cedarburg required all employees to get an annual flu shot unless they could get a religious exemption. They required a “written statement from their clergy leader supporting the exemption with a clear reason and explanation.”  Exempted employees had to wear a mask during flu season.

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