San Diego Community College District Fires 3 Employees Over Vaccine Mandate
The San Diego Community College District terminated three employees—a professor, a counselor, and a lab technician—Jan. 19 for refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19, even though they had exemptions based on religious beliefs.
According to district officials, employees can be exempt from job-related requirements due to a disability or religious belief as they don’t impose an undue burden on the employer, based on the Americans with Disabilities Act and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act.
They did not elaborate on what undue burdens may have been present in these cases, but they did say that the “health and safety of the employee and others” was a key consideration….
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