EXCLUSIVE: Seattle firefighters sue city for denying religious exemptions to vaccine mandate

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A lawsuit on behalf of a group of Seattle firefighters facing imminent termination due to their refusal to comply with the city’s vaccine mandate has been filed seeking injunctive relief and a temporary restraining order against the city and Fire Chief Harold Scoggins to prevent any more members of the department from being fired because of the policy.

According to documents obtained by The Post Millennial, the plaintiffs are three Seattle firefighters facing imminent termination because although the city through the department “acknowledged each of their sincerely held religious beliefs preventing them from receiving vaccination against COVID-19,” they were still denied accommodations for their exemptions and “all face imminent termination” despite “the most recent Center for Disease Control (CDC) Guidance, and the City’s recently changed policy reflecting that guidance.”

The documents filed Tuesday also stated that “based upon whistleblower reports, that the Department had no intention of accommodating religious objectors in any event.”

The plaintiffs submitted religious exemptions and according to the documents the department found that “each of the Plaintiffs’ requests for religious exemptions was based on a sincerely held religious belief,” as stipulated by the mandate, yet “claimed that it was unable to offer accommodations, asserting an undue burden because the unvaccinated posed a health risk to others.”

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