Backed by Children’s Health Defense
Teachers for Choice is Named Plaintiff in Case
by Michael Kane
Watch interview with attorney Sujata Gibson and Michael Kane here with PIX 11: https://pix11.com/news/local-news/teachers-fired-for-refusing-covid-vaccine-file-new-lawsuit-against-nyc/
Just days after Kane v. de Blasio, Keil v. NYC and New Yorkers for Religious Liberty (NYFRL) v. NYC were forcefully argued in the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, attorney Sujata Gibson files another lawsuit with many of the same plaintiffs along with Teachers for Choice in New York State Supreme Court.
When Kane plaintiffs filed in federal court back in 2021, their state claims were put on hold meaning the statute of limitations was frozen in time. This reality has made this particular set of plaintiffs ideal for filing an article 78 in state court.
This case does not make the arguments that Kane / Keil / NYFRL make regarding federal first amendment constitutional violations, but rather focuses on applicable state and local laws.
The new lawsuit is an impact litigation that, if successful, has all intentions of certifying a class so all similarly situated NYC workers might benefit. No new plaintiffs are being invited to join the case, but everyone should watch it closely.
The lawsuit was filed right as Mayor Eric Adams stated it wasn’t right for NYC employees to “do whatever they wanted” when we decided to not get vaccinated. I took to Twitter to make comments directly to Mayor Adams; watch my comments by clicking on the following tweet:
Read complaint filed with the court:
2 thoughts on “NEW LAWSUIT for NYC Educators Fired for Declining Covid Shot”
I hope I am still part of the lawsuit. I still have PTSD symptoms and financial hardship from not taking the jab. I was teaching 3 year olds at PS 129 the year before my retirement when I had to leave. 34 years in the nycdoe.