Courts issue partial injunction to 15 NYC educators when denied religious exemptions to vaccination
The second circuit Court of Appeals has issued a partial injunction to 15 educators who were placed on unpaid leave by the New York City Department of Education when their religious exemptions to vaccination were denied.
According to the report, the court did not reinstate the educators' jobs, but allowed them to apply for religious exemption again. They add the injunction is temporary pending an emergency hearing scheduled for Nov. 22.
Attorneys argue the city’s process for approving religious exemptions to vaccination was discriminatory to everyone who applied, not just the 15 educators in this case. Additionally, they say any injunctive relief should be applied to every employee that was denied a religious exemption to vaccination.
Read the full court order here.