25 Percent of LAFD are going to sue the city over unconstitutional vaccine mandate
After the US government introduced no-alternative vaccination for all employees of budgetary organizations, more than 870 out of 3,435 Los Angeles firefighters decided to sue the city.
According to the complaint, every firefighter who is forced to vaccinate is demanding $ 2.5 million in monetary compensation.
“The claims will be filed in Superior Court as an unlimited civil case pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure,” Kevin McBride, attorney for the firefighters, wrote in the notice.
The immediate vaccination order was issued in August and required everyone to receive the vaccine by October 20th. If the order is not fulfilled, they will be sent on five days of unpaid leave. If their stance on vaccination does not change, they will be fired.
The United Firefighters of Los Angeles (UFLAC) also defended the firefighters, explaining that “The city cannot impose any consequences relevant to the October 5 deadline”.
At the same time, L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer said nearly 900 Los Angeles firefighters have no chance.
“The U.S. Supreme Court and courts across the country have upheld vaccine mandates … I’m confident we will prevail,” Feuer said in a statement to KTLA.
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