A group of healthcare workers sued NorthShore University HealthSystem over their COVID vax mandate.
They said that they were denied religious exemptions despite the fact they shared their religious beliefs with NorthShore University HealthSystem.
NorthShore has decided to settle, to the tune of $10 million.
According to estimates, those who were fired over the mandate can receive about $25,000 — and those who ended up getting the vaccine after being denied an exemption on the basis of religion can receive around $3,000.
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The plaintiffs in the case are each going to receive about $20,000 each.
A group of health care workers who sued their hospital over a COVID-19 vaccine mandate are slated to receive $10 million, according to a settlement agreement filed on July 29.
About a dozen workers at the NorthShore University HealthSystem in Illinois lodged the suit in October 2021, arguing that the facility was illegally not granting religious exemptions to the mandate.
Under the settlement’s terms, NorthShore will pay $10,337,500 into a settlement fund for workers affected by its mandate—specifically, workers who between July 1, 2021, and Jan. 1, 2022, asked for a religious accommodation and were denied and either received a vaccine to avoid termination or were fired or resigned. About 473 workers fit under that category.
Plus, NorthShore will be adjusting their COVID vaccine mandate.
All workers who were fired can file for re-employment.