The mandate violates the employment contracts and collective bargaining agreements
Free Oregon, Inc.
has filed a lawsuit
on behalf of several plaintiffs against the State of Oregon and the Oregon Health Authority for a temporary stay on the state’s vaccine mandate on health workers, first responders, teachers and government employees. The suit also names Oregon Governor Kate Brown and Oregon Health Authority Director Pat Allen.
Free Oregon is demanding that the State follow federal law and Oregon law and make the vaccine treatment for COVID-19 optional. According to Free Oregon, the vaccine mandate described in Rule OAR 333-019-1010
is a false choice to hundreds of thousands of Oregonians to either undergo an experimental medical procedure or lose their jobs, livelihoods and, in some cases, retirement benefits. The Oregon Attorney General argues this is not a mandate.
According to Free Oregon, the mandate violates the employment contracts and collective bargaining agreements of thousands of Oregonians that work at hospitals and government agencies, including public school districts and that obtaining a vaccine, mRNA treatment or other injection of unknown foreign objects into one’s body is a permanent treatment that will last beyond the expiration of this administrative rule. Under ORS 431.180
every Oregonian has the right to select their own medical provider and treatment to fight against the Covid-19 virus if infected.
None of our Plaintiffs have been given the option by their employers to decline vaccination. Many of them have been denied exemptions that violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and their only recourse is legal remedy.
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Molly Valdez is one example. She is an 18-year-old medical receptionist at Oregon Eye Specialists. Her employer required her to get vaccinated. But Molly already had Covid-19 and had natural antibodies. Her doctor specifically told her that she should not get the vaccination because it would negatively affect her. She turned in her medical exemption and it was promptly denied. She was then forced to get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to maintain employment. Soon after getting the vaccine, she felt tingling in her left foot and leg. Additionally, she had paralysis on the left side of her face. She promptly went to the emergency room, where she was told she had a migraine. The next morning the right side of her face and body started to tingle. While the symptoms in her face have subsided, the issues involving her body have not. She was required to purchase a cane so she can walk. This once perfectly healthy, vibrant 18-year-old has apparently suffered permanent nerve damage and now requires a walker to move.
Free Oregon and its Plaintiffs represent thousands of nurses, healthcare workers, teachers, firefighters, paramedics, police officers, state executive branch employees, correctional institution members and more. If this mandate is not terminated, it is our assessment that hundreds of thousands of Oregonians will have their rights violated, experience the loss of their employment and have their lives further devastated. If hospitals, doctors offices and emergency responders have a drastic reduction in workforce between October 1 and October 18, the innocent public will suffer the avoidable consequences.
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