LEGAL HELP FOR RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS FROM VACCINATIONS

In these uncertain times, it is essential for you to be certain of your rights. Follow the steps below to protect your health, family, and freedom:






NOTE: 
If your employer or school provides a form or asks questions that are designed to make you affirm something with which you disagree, you can respond with the below statement before your signature if in print, or, if verbal:

“I understand the above is your position. I am signing this document without waiver of my legal right to seek religious exemption and accommodation from any requirement that conflicts with my sincerely held religious beliefs, and without waiver of the right to seek legal redress from any wrongful denial of such exemption or accommodation.”



Vaccine Exemption Guide - Mat Staver

Constitutional expert, lawyer, author, pastor, and founder of Liberty Counsel Mat Staver discusses the important topics related to COVID shot exemptions, vaccine passports, and religious freedom. 




DENIED REQUEST

NURSING STUDENT
Email a copy of your religious exemption and denial:
  - SUBJECT: DENIED NURSING STUDENT (YOUR STATE)
  - FILE ATTACHMENTS: YOUR_NAME-document short description.extension
  - EMAIL TO: Liberty@LC.org — include your Name, Address and Phone Number



STUDENT
Email a copy of your religious exemption and denial:
  - SUBJECT: DENIED STUDENT  (YOUR STATE)
  - FILE ATTACHMENTS: YOUR_NAME-document short description.extension
  - EMAIL TO: Liberty@LC.org — include your Name, Address and Phone Number



EMPLOYMENT

Email a copy of your religious exemption and denial:
  - SUBJECT: DENIED EMPLOYMENT  (YOUR STATE)
  - FILE ATTACHMENTS: YOUR_NAME-document short description.extension
  - EMAIL TO: Liberty@LC.org — include your Name, Address and Phone Number
  - File EEOC Complaint - see details below


FILE EEOC Complaint

If your request for religious exemption at your WORK has been DENIED, or APPROVED WITH UNPAID LEAVE, you will need to file a Complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Go the EEOC website at https://EEOC.gov and scroll to the bottom of the page where you will find additional links and information about submitting a complaint. The Complaint form will need to include a description of your religious accommodation request regarding your sincerely held religious beliefs to not take these COVID shots along with the employer’s response and the termination date. Please note that you generally have 180 DAYS to file a complaint against a private employer.
  1. Federal Employees:  Please note that Federal employees have different requirements and shorter deadlines (see https://www.eeoc.gov/federal-sector/overview-federal-sector-eeo-complaint-process (“Generally, you must contact the EEO Counselor within 45 DAYS from the day the discrimination occurred.”).
  2. State and Local Agencies:  States also have agencies that receive complaints, and you may be able to dual file to have both federal and state rights considered, which we strongly recommend. See https://www.eeoc.gov/filing-charge-discrimination (scroll to heading “With a State or Local Agency). 
If filing with a state or local agency, please make sure that your complaint has been dually filed with the EEOC.  If it has not, you may need to file with both agencies.  Please note that filing with one agency may not extend the deadline for filing with another agency.

NOTE: Filing the EEOC Complaint is required before you can file suit alleging a violation of federal law. This administrative process is the next step you should complete. The EEOC may (1) choose to attempt resolution of your Complaint with your employer, (2) file suit against your employer, or (3) issue you a “right to sue” letter that clears the way for you to file suit. If you receive a “right to sue” letter, you can contact us to review the matter or seek private counsel. Until we review the facts of each case, we are not able to determine ahead of time whether we would be able to represent you.