General Hospital Crewmembers suing ABC over COVID Vaccine Refusal

General Hospital Crewmembers suing ABC over COVID Vaccine Refusal

Two former crewmembers of “General Hospital” are suing ABC. They claim the TV network improperly denied their requests for religious exemptions.

James and Timothy Wahl are suing ABC after getting fired for refusing the COVID-19 vaccination. ABC implemented a vaccine mandate in the summer of 2021. The Wahls, who ran the construction shop and special effects department for General Hospital, requested a religious exemption but were denied.

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According to the lawsuit, ABC subjected the Wahls to “cross-examination designed to elicit information that ABC could use” as pretext to deny their requests for religious exemptions. They allegedly weren’t told why their requests were denied.

Lawsuits challenging terminations over refusals to get vaccinated for the virus have taken varied approaches. One consistency has been the way in which Disney and its affiliates handle requests for religious exemptions.

According to Deadline, in the document, prepared by attorneys Scott J. Street, John W. Howard and Michelle Volk, the plaintiffs claim ABC had “no objective basis” to deny the exemptions and thus is guilty of “religious discrimination.”

ABC has not issued any comments or statements about this lawsuit so far.

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