Former Disney Employees Sue Over Vaccine and Mask Policies
Former Disney Employees Sue Over Vaccine and Mask Policies.
Three former Walt Disney World Cast members claim in a new lawsuit they were fired because of religious beliefs.
They are suing the company over their COVID and mask policies. Read on for all we know.
A New Lawsuit
A new lawsuit against the company alleges that the Walt Disney Company punished and fired three employees because they refused the Covid Vaccine.
On July 30, 2021 Disney announced that it was mandatory for all cast members to have the vaccine to continue working with the company. The 3 cast members refused due to religious reasons.
The Cast Members
Adam Pajer, Barbara Andreas, and Stephen Cribb were all established cast members and longtime employees who refused the vaccine for religious objections.
- Pajer objected based on a religious obligation to not harm his body and the vaccine was harmful.
- Andreas objected to covering her face and contaminating her blood due to religious reasons.
- Cribb objected based on his belief that the vaccines contain cells from aborted babies.
Disney did not accept these exemption requests and pushed back against the three cast members. According to the cast members, Disney did not respond to their requests immediately and left them stressed and unsure about their position.
Disney finally responded and interrogated the employees through intensive interviews where the cast members felt bullied and discriminated against.
The final outcome? Disney denied religious exemptions to the three employees and would not communicate with their lawyers.
The cast members claim they were then forced to wear masks outside with “Warning” written on them, were forced to eat in separate areas, and were never allowed to take their masks off.
The cast members report they were the subject of bullying and discrimination and fired for refusing to get the vaccine. The three employees filed a joint lawsuit against Disney citing company retaliation based on religious discrimination.
The three cast members are asking Disney to end the discriminatory policy, re-employment, and company back pay for lost wages and benefits.
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