Attorney Demands Fired Nurses be Reinstated by Houston Methodist Citing New Executive Order by Governor Abbott Banning Vaccine Mandates

Ivory Hecker, the fired reporter who exposed liberal bias via Project Veritas is doing a little reporting of her own now. As tweeted by Hecker just moments ago, an attorney is demanding some fired nurses get their jobs back. Houston Methodist was one of the hospitals that implemented a vaccine mandate. Back in July, due to the mandate, over 150 employees were fired or resigned over the mandate because they did not feel comfortable getting the Covid-19 vaccination. Texas Tribune reported in part:

The hospital system announced April 1 that staffers would need to be vaccinated to keep their jobs. While 24,947 workers did get vaccinated by earlier deadlines, Houston Methodist suspended 178 workers who had failed to do so on June 7, giving them an additional two weeks to prove they had been immunized. Twenty-five of those employees did get vaccinated, Smith said.

Last night, we reported that “better late than never” (as some may see it) Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) signed an executive order banning what Houston Methodist had effectively already done. Now, attorneys are saying that under this new executive order, these staffers should get rehired immediately.

“I am requesting that all of our clients be immediately reinstated to their former positions”, says the attorney at the end of his letter. It’s hard to say if he represented all 178 workers. See tweet and letter:

Additionally, National File just reported that a New York judge ruled in favor of hospital workers in that state who are seeking religious exemptions for the mandate. It was reported in part:

Judge David Hurd of Utica, New York sided with 17 healthcare workers who sued over the New York state vaccine mandate for healthcare workers that may have seen up to 75,000 unemployed for refusing one of the controversial vaccines.

Hurd granted an injunction against the mandate starting immediately while the case is tried. He wrote, “There is no adequate explanation from defendants,” meaning the state, “about why the ‘reasonable accommodation’ that must be extended to a medically exempt health care worker under 2.61 could not similarly be extended to a healthcare worker with a sincere religious objection.”

We will be monitoring reports to see what happens with the situations in Texas and New York, as well as elsewhere.