Three former workers are suing Walt Disney World, saying they were fired after refusing to wear face masks and getting the COVID-19 vaccine due to religious reasons.
Barbara Andreas, Stephen Cribb and Adam Pajer said in the suit filed June 30 that the firm discriminated against them by not accommodating their ultimata to be excused from the company’s directives mandating the vaccine and facial coverings.
According to the lawsuit, Andres and Cribb were terminated in March, while Pajer was let go in June.
The trio, who are all devout Christians, had worked for the company for between seven and 20 years.
Disney’s vaccine mandate was stopped in November after Ron DeSantis and Florida lawmakers restricted the power of bosses to require employees to be vaccinated.
The company subsequently dropped masking requirements for vaccinated workers.
The suit claims that Disney’s augmented protocols that were forced on non-vaccinated workers consisted of harsh seclusion and restrictions that caused serious breathing and made it almost impossible to find a compliant manner and place in which to eat or drink while on shift.
The lawsuit also notes that Disney has brought wonder and magic into the lives and homes of millions, but the company has cast itself as the villain and a cloud has come over Disney during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Andreas, who’d worked for Disney for 17 years, had sought a religious exemption, arguing that wearing a facial covering was an insult to her Christian convictions, and she said that ‘we live by faith, not fear’.
Andreas has filed for an exemption founded on her Christian belief.
She explained that she’s extremely uncomfortable doing this and that now it’s been going on for four months, waiting for an exemption to not only the vaccine but mask-wearing as well. All the things that she made clear back in August were a violation of her religious beliefs.
Disney then revised its health and safety regulations.
Andreas said that no longer was the fabric mask acceptable, now it was an N95 with the word warning written across it.
The suit also claimed that partaking in a medical experiment, such as COVID testing or vaccines also violated her beliefs because she believes aborted fetal cells were used to manufacture it.
It’s not true the COVID vaccines were made using fetal cell lines and they don’t contain aborted cells.
Vaccine manufacturers Pfizer and Moderna used fetal cell lining early during COVID vaccine development to test the effectiveness of their formulas, but the fetal tissue that was used in such processes was from elective abortions that happened decades ago.
Medical exemption has been banned in several different settings, which is absurd considering that people are now discovering that these vaccinations aren’t even that effective and they’re now causing all sorts of inflammation in the body.
Women can go to different states to have an abortion because it’s their body, their choice, but if an employee doesn’t want to have the vaccine then it’s no longer their body or their choice.
Sadly Disney is owned by them, so it’s their rules and they have the right to set their policies on their employees, just like building sites have the right to demand hard hats, high viz jackets, toe protection and respirators if they think the work requires it, but then hard hats, high viz jackets et cetera aren’t intrusive but COVID jabs are!
Faith is not a law, and Disney is a private company but just because it’s a private company doesn’t mean that they can do whatever they like, especially discriminating in whatever formation it comes in.