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Amanda Barren Fired!

Post by genlock » Wed Oct 06, 2021 7:56 am

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Re: Amanda Barren Fired!

Post by Mr. Jones » Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:37 am

Oh well. Disappointing, but rules are rules.

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Re: Amanda Barren Fired!

Post by genlock » Fri Oct 08, 2021 1:45 pm

She apparently had a case of COVID earlier and her Doctor advised her to not get the shots.
Were there exemptions at WSAZ or any of the GRAY properties for any reason including Doctors advise?
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Re: Amanda Barren Fired!

Post by genlock » Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:01 pm

HB 335 passed today. Effective from passage.


ARTICLE 3. PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF COMMUNICABLE AND OTHER INFECTIOUS DISEASES.

§16-3-4b. Required exemptions to compulsory immunization against COVID-19 as a condition of employment; effective date.

(a) A covered employer, as defined in this section, that requires as a condition of continued employment or as a condition of hiring an individual for employment that such person receive a COVID-19 immunization or present documentation of immunization from COVID-19, shall exempt current or prospective employees from such immunization requirements upon the presentation of one of the following certifications:

(1) A certification presented to the covered employer, signed by a physician licensed pursuant to the provisions of §30-3-1 et seq. or §30-14-1 et seq. of this code or an advanced practice registered nurse licensed pursuant to the provisions of §30-7-1 et seq. of this code who has conducted an in person examination of the employee or prospective employee, stating that the physical condition of the current or prospective employee is such that a COVID-19 immunization is contraindicated, there exists a specific precaution to the mandated vaccine, or the current or prospective employee has developed COVID-19 antibodies from being exposed to the COVID-19 virus or suffered from and has recovered from the COVID-19 virus; or

(2) A notarized certification executed by the employee or prospective employee that is presented to the covered employer by the current or prospective employee that he or she has religious beliefs that prevent the current or prospective employee from taking the COVID-19 immunization.

(b) A covered employer shall not be permitted to penalize or discriminate against current or prospective employees for exercising exemption rights provided in this section by practices including, but not limited to, benefits decisions, hiring, firing, or withholding bonuses, pay raises, or promotions.

(c) As used in this section, the following terms shall have the following meaning:

(1) “Covered employer” shall mean:

(A) The State of West Virginia, including any department, division, agency, bureau, board, commission, office or authority thereof, any political subdivision of the State of West Virginia including, but not limited to, any county, municipality or school district; or

(B) A business entity, including without limitation any individual, firm, partnership, joint venture, association, corporation, company, estate, trust, business trust, receiver, syndicate, club, society, or other group or combination acting as a unit, engaged in any business activity in this state, including for-profit or not-for-profit activity, that has employees.

(2) “COVID-19” shall mean the respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus known as COVID-19.

(3) “Immunization” shall mean any federally authorized immunization for COVID-19, whether fully approved or approved under an emergency use authorization.

(d) Any person or entity harmed by a violation of this section may seek injunctive relief in a court of competent jurisdiction.

(e) The provisions of this section shall become effective immediately.

NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require covered employers to provide for certain exemptions from mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations.

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Re: Amanda Barren Fired!

Post by Bitmapped » Wed Oct 27, 2021 9:53 pm

genlock wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:01 pm
HB 335 passed today. Effective from passage.
HB 335 isn't effective until 90 days from signing, which is mid-January 2022. The Senate did not have the 2/3 majority required to make the bill effective from passage: http://www.wvlegislature.gov/legisdocs/ ... 9-0052.pdf

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