In court papers, teachers’ lawyers say New York City, along with the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, have placed an “unconstitutional burden” on teachers of public schools.
New York City officials have issued a directive requiring employees of the Department of Education to “work in person” in a school or building program to submit evidence of a one-off Covid-19 strike. The first deadline was September 27 and did not allow employees to be checked weekly at the defense instead.
The lawyers say that instead of allowing teachers the opportunity to stay away from the vaccine through weekly checkups, the city authorities “are forcing unarmed public school staff to go on unpaid vacation for about a year.”
Opponents in this case give various reasons for not wanting to get the drug including concern about the long-term effects of the drug.
They say the permit “threatens the education of thousands of children in a public high school in the country and violates the proper procedures and equal protection rights granted to all employees of public schools.”
The court appealed the decision, but later upheld the request.
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