New York – A woman admitted that she was fired from her server job at a New York City restaurant because she did not yet want to get the Coronavirus vaccine, which the restaurant said was a requirement.
Bonnie Jacobson, 34, said on Good Morning America program that she was fired on Monday from Red Hook Tavern in Brooklyn, and it happened after she told management she wanted to be late because she and her husband were trying to conceive a baby which he is. It is not clear if vaccines could have any effect on that.
She said, that the staff had received an email from the restaurant stating that vaccination was a requirement, because when she said she wanted to wait, she received an email saying , ” Your job is over this time. We feel sad to see you go. If you change your mind, then feel free to let us know”.
The Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has said that employers can require employees to be vaccinated.
According to what the restaurant’s owner, Billy Dorney, said in a statement: “Once New York State allowed restaurant employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, As we believe this was the perfect opportunity to devise a plan to keep our team and your guests safe.
Before, no one had faced these challenges and we made a decision that we believe is best for protecting everyone. We now realize that we need to update our policy so that it becomes clear to our team how the process is working and also what we can do to support them. We’ve made these changes very immediate”.
In fact, about this, Jacobson said, it was not about being anti-vaccine.
She said I am not against the vaccine, “I totally support the vaccine”. I would probably get it , If it wasn’t for this one thing”.