Dear Valued Member:
We here at the Weston A. Price Foundation would like to share our research with you on the options for exemptions from Covid-19 injection mandates. We are not giving legal or medical advice. This is for informational and educational purposes only.
The Healthy American—https://thehealthyamerican.org—is a great resource that provides information on religious exemptions. The founders are available for hire to assist in understanding religious exemptions.
Here are a few things we learned from their website and other sources:
The first thing you will need to decide is whether you are going to file for a medical or religious exemption. Medical exemptions will generally require a specific medical condition and a doctor’s approval. It can be difficult to find a doctor who will write one.
Religious exemptions are based on your sincerely held religious beliefs. Federal law, specifically Title VII of the U.S. Civil Rights Act, prohibits discrimination based on religion. Despite this, a few states currently do not recognize religious exemptions for students: California, Connecticut, New York, Maine and Mississippi.
The law states that you only have to express your sincerely held religious belief. You do not need to prove you attend a church, temple or mosque, so long as you can clearly explain why the injections violate your sincerely held religious beliefs. You need to say why you cannot participate in these actions and also what accommodation you are seeking. For example, do you wish to work from home? Do you want to continue your job as is? Employers are required to provide the requested accommodation unless there is an undue hardship (i.e. more than a minimal burden) on the employer.
If your employer or school has a required form, then you should use it; if not, submit your own letter in writing to the employer or school. Remember that your views on science, medicine, or politics, are not relevant, nor your interpretation of the law. Your focus should remain entirely on your sincerely held religious beliefs. If your request is rejected, you can appeal it.
Unfortunately, if you live in a dorm or a nursing home it is considered congregate living and your exemption may be denied.
If your employer or school refuses to recognize your exemption, you may wish to consult an attorney about the consequences of resigning as opposed to being fired or expelled. Resigning may reduce the legal options available to you.
With any issue of your legal rights, it is important to get everything in writing. Be sure to keep detailed records of everything that happens.
Additional sources you may wish to explore can be found here:
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