Covid & Courts

Liberty Counsel, a nonprofit religious freedom organization, landed a massive win this past Summer against Chicago-based NorthShore University Health System. Employees sued the company over denied vaccine exemptions. Vaccine mandates were instituted by the Hospital group that left no room for employees’ religious convictions.
On Friday, U.S. District Judge John Kness approved the $10 million dollar settlement terms. NorthShore team members who submitted requests for religious exemption between July 1, 2021, and January 1, 2022, but were denied and either took a vaccine to avoid termination or were fired or resigned due to their religious objections will be covered in the class action settlement.