FAST FIVE: California Workers Win $125,000 After Vaccine Discrimination Lawsuit

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“I believe that we can use it in other cases as a precedent.” A Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is administered to a person in Los Angeles, Calif., on Jan.

(Shannon Stapleton/Reuters) Advocates for Faith & Freedom, a nonprofit law firm, filed their lawsuit in June alleging that the mandate discriminated against their clients who have religious beliefs that prevented them from submitting to the injection.

The settlement resulted not only in Goleta Water District paying $125,000 to five plaintiffs, plus attorney's fees, but also in agreeing to a judgment in which the plaintiffs prevailed.

Attorney Mariah Gondeiro worked with the plaintiffs “It's not really surprising because the reality is we're starting to see this across the country,” Gondeiro told The Epoch Times.

Because they requested and were granted religious exemptions, the five plaintiffs had to choose between unpaid leaves of absence or paying for bi-weekly COVID-19 tests on their own time.

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