Nurse who says Boston hospital ignored her anti-vax beliefs, sued her for firing
A self-proclaimed pagan fired from her job as a nurse at Boston Medical Center has sued the hospital over her firing for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine.
Amy Munroe of Hamilton, Massachusetts, had worked as a nurse at BMC for 23 years before her termination, according to a November 15 lawsuit filing in U.S. District Court in Boston.
The veteran nurse said she had “had COVID very recently and the immune system that Mother Nature gave me got me through it,” according to a religious exemption request she filed. filed with the hospital. Taking “a gene therapy treatment that I’m extremely afraid of,” she wrote, “goes completely against the beliefs I’ve had for most of my life.”
Ms Munroe said she decided to “rely on Mother Nature for natural remedies to cure my ailments…Mother Nature will help me through them, or she won’t,” she wrote. . “When my time is up and she comes to pick me up, I will go without fear,” she added.
According to the lawsuit, the Boston Medical Center “simply denied [the] asks, initially mistakenly assuming she is Catholic and objected to the products because they use abortion-derived fetal cells.
Upon learning that Ms. Munroe considered herself a heathen, BMC again refused the request and said she needed to be vaccinated to keep her job. When Ms. Munroe refused, the suit says, she was fired.
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According to the complaint, Ms Munroe also claimed her “natural immunity” as a defense against the virus.
The complaint also alleges that BMC “failed to reasonably accommodate” Ms. Munroe’s “honest religious observances, practices and beliefs” in violation of federal law and Massachusetts law.
The lawsuit is seeking back wages and continued salary, as well as damages, costs and “reasonable attorneys’ fees.”
Solicitor Peter Vickery, representing Ms Munroe, said the hospital had yet to respond in court.
Boston Medical Center’s media relations team did not immediately respond to a Washington Times request for comment.
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