Fired Nurse Calls Flu Shot Sacrilegious
A hospital fired a nurse for refusing to get a flu shot, knowing that getting the shot would violate her Christian beliefs, the nurse claims in Federal Court.
Karen Good sued the Coshocton County Memorial Hospital Association, which operates Coshocton County Memorial Hospital.
Good, a nurse supervisor who describes herself as “a practicing Christian with sincerely held religious beliefs,” says the hospital implemented a mandatory flu shot policy for all employees in October 2012.
She says religious beliefs and medical conditions were the only exemptions allowed, and that “in accordance with the policy, plaintiff’s clergyman provided defendant with a letter setting forth the nature of plaintiff’s religious belief and the basis upon which she sought exemption.”
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