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Appeals panel: Changes to IL Conscience
law allow employers to force workers to
choose between Covid jab and their jobs

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Posted By: AltaD, 10/16/2023 9:52:35 AM

An Illinois state appeals court has ruled that Illinoisans can be fired from their jobs for refusing to get a Covid vaccine, because a state right of conscience law that otherwise protects people for refusing to participate in morally objectionable medical procedures doesn’t apply to anything related to Covid after Illinois Democrats specifically rewrote the law to ensure its protections didn’t apply to Covid vaccine mandates. On Oct. 12, a three-justice panel of the Illinois First District Appellate Court backed hospital company Advocate Health, saying the hospital and medical clinic system can’t be sued by a nurse who was fired after she asserted her religious beliefs did not allow her

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Kate318 10/16/2023 10:10:26 AM (No. 1578483)
Wow. The sad fact is that the people I know in Chicago would have no problem with this.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: formerNYer 10/16/2023 10:15:43 AM (No. 1578487)
The state is losing residents like rats from a sinking ship now more will move a pollute red places.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 10/16/2023 10:16:38 AM (No. 1578488)
Conscience and coercion are now the same thing. In Chicago.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: NYbob 10/16/2023 11:26:25 AM (No. 1578553)
Your job or your life? If that is the case I guess everyone can weigh in before their shift starts and no smoking or drinking, ever. I mean it is all about health, right?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: IowaDad 10/16/2023 11:29:00 AM (No. 1578557)
It is normal practice for hospitals to require their employees to get vaccinations. Get over it!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: sw penn 10/16/2023 11:33:54 AM (No. 1578565)
"because a state right of conscience law that otherwise protects people for refusing to participate in morally objectionable medical procedures doesn’t apply to anything related to Covid after Illinois Democrats specifically rewrote the law to ensure its protections didn’t apply to Covid vaccine mandates." There is no such thing as the "Rule of Law" There is only "What do we want to do today?" Not, "What must we do today?" Only, "What do we want to do today?"
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Reply 7 - Posted by: thomthomp 10/16/2023 12:20:42 PM (No. 1578619)
Ordinarily #5 would have a point, but this is not ordinary times. The Covid vaccines have been shown to be largely ineffective and carry serious possible side effects, especially for working age people. The risk-reward equation does NOT favor taking the so-called vaccine.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Gordon Mills 10/16/2023 12:22:34 PM (No. 1578620)
How long before they expand their power to other actions?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: BarryNo 10/16/2023 12:56:56 PM (No. 1578643)
What I suggest is that All worker walk off the job in protest till the law is repealed.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: columba 10/16/2023 1:34:26 PM (No. 1578673)
The Biden/Obama administration and their cronies are making sure that they (and onoly they) have the ability to make us ALL do what they want (or else).
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Reply 11 - Posted by: danu 10/16/2023 2:50:49 PM (No. 1578722)
Oye, don't come to the SW!!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: mifla 10/17/2023 6:21:13 AM (No. 1579144)
Getting the vaccine is like playing Russian Roulette. I would move first.
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