A group of 117 staff members from Houston’s Methodist Hospital sued on Friday to prevent their employer from forcing them to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to continue working there.
The lawsuit claims that it’s illegal for their boss to require a vaccine as a condition of employment, and was filed by Jared Woodfill, a local lawyer, on behalf of the plaintiffs in Texas State Court.
According to the Washington Post, this group is part of a growing trend of such actions across the country. In the publication’s words, “the staffers join a growing list of employees challenging compulsory immunizations at businesses, colleges and other workplaces essential to the country’s reopening.”
Among other things, the suit alleges that the vaccine requirements are a violation of the Nuremburg Code, an international document which prohibits things like medical procedures to be performed without the patient’s consent. Read more…