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December 08, 2015

Three N.J. employees fired for objecting to company's flu prevention policy

The women, office workers employed by Lutheran Social Ministries, refused a flu shot or use of surgical masks

Three employees of Lutheran Social Ministries in Burlington County have been fired following a period of unpaid suspension for failing to follow the company's flu prevention protocol, Newsworks reports.

According to Newsworks, the three women – Megan Duncan, Alana Watson and Denise Mercurious – maintained their opposition to mandatory vaccinations or the use of surgical masks while at work, claiming the policy shouldn't pertain to them since they worked in the health-based business's billing and accounting departments.

Newsworks reported their firing Tuesday, adding that a lawyer for two of the women said they plan to file a lawsuit against the company for discrimination.

Read the full Newsworks report here.

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