Court Gives Immunization Policy Shot in the Arm10/31/2016 | Article
Employment Law Monthly - October 2016
Earlier this month, the Appellate Division in Brown v. Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center upheld a hospital's mandatory flu shot policy that included a religious exemption. While an employee (who was not an atheist) challenged the policy because it favored religious believers over non-believers, the Court dismissed this claim, finding that the employee was not a member of a protected class. Notably, however, the Court left open the door for an atheist to claim protection under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination ("NJLAD").
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