The New York state Supreme Court reinstated every employee who were fired after refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccination. The court also ordered back pay and said that the employees’ rights were violated.
On Monday, the court decided that “being vaccinated does not prevent an individual from contracting or transmitting COVID-19.” Mayor Eric Adams of New York City claimed that his administration wouldn’t be rehiring employees who got fired over for refusing to get the vaccination.
New York City fired about 1,400 employees for not getting vaccinated earlier in the year after a mandate was adopted by the city under the former mayor, Bill de Blasio.
Many of the people who were fires were police officers and firefighters.