June 15, 2021

Federal judge dismisses Houston Methodist employees’ COVID-19 vaccine mandate lawsuit

By: Judy Mathias

Editor's Note

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by employees of Houston Methodist who challenged the health system’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate, the June 13 New York Times reports.

US District Judge Lynn N. Hughes issued a ruling June 12 that upheld the hospital’s policy and noted that the employees can freely choose to accept or refuse a COVID-19 vaccine, but if they refuse, they will have to work somewhere else.

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This was the first court decision of its kind regarding such a requirement by a health system.


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