December 08, 2015
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.