Thursday, April 25

Wisconsin

Federal judge rules against Catholic woman who claims Aspirus fired her because of her religious beliefs
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Federal judge rules against Catholic woman who claims Aspirus fired her because of her religious beliefs

A federal judge in Wisconsin dismissed a woman’s claims that she was discriminated against by her employer after she lost her job for refusal of getting a COVID-19 vaccine. The employer also gave her a chance to get tested bi-weekly in lieu of getting a vaccine in order to come back to work, but she refused, quoting her religion as an exemption to both the vaccine and testing. COVID-19 Testing Center   In court documents filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, the woman, Jo Anne Egelkrout was working at the time for Aspirus, Inc., a non-profit healthcare organization with a network of hospitals and clinics. Egelkrout was an “Insurance Enrollment Coordinator” for the organization.  The court documents further stated that i...