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If you are a healthcare professional facing termination due to your flu shot refusal, there are many things that you can do to protect yourself. The first thing is to make sure that you have everything in writing. This is key, and may help you with the EEOC or the unemployment office.
The second thing to remember is to NOT SIGN ANYTHING. Please do not sign a thing; even if your employer tells you it’s required. Many of our members have found that they have “voluntarily resigned” by signing items shoved in front of them and they have no recourse. Sign nothing. MAKE them fire you. If you have a lawyer, let them know you want your lawyer to review any paperwork before you sign off on it. This alone may make them stop and think twice.
Have you attempted to obtain a religious, pregnancy, or medical exemption from your employer? Make sure that this is documented as well. If they deny you, for any reason, make sure that you have something in writing. This will be key. You need to make sure that you have that denial letter, especially if they are violating your civil rights in refusing a religious exemption, or even potentially causing you harm due to denying your medical exemption.
If you are actually terminated, you will need to do two things- right away. DO NOT WAIT. The longer you wait, the more the chances are of losing your battle even further. The first of which is to file for unemployment immediately. Some of our members state that they have been denied unemployment, but many more have received it due to unfair termination, and the mandatory flu shot being introduced after their employment started. It’s a good place to start with to hit the employer in the pocketbook, as the more people that file for unemployment due to unfair and unjust termination, the higher their unemployment insurance will be. You can file for unemployment online, by doing a quick Google search for your state unemployment agency.
Secondly, you will also need to file an EEOC complaint. Particularly if you are terminated due to any of the mentioned reasons above. This can be done online here: http://www.eeoc.gov/employees/howtofile.cfm
From here, the choices are yours. You may wish to hire a lawyer and file a lawsuit for wrongful termination. You may also wish to sue for Civil Rights violations, or pregnancy discrimination. The choice will be yours. We have contact info for a few lawyers on our website as well that you may want to consider contacting.
NOTE: we are not lawyers, and this is not legal advice. This is the advice that has been gathered up from several members who have had success using these options.
NAMV has started a new call to action that everyone can participate. All this will take is 5 minutes of your time, a stamp, and an envelope (or several, depending on how many you want to send!)
NAMV is encouraging all of our members and supporters to flood the House of Representatives, the Senate, the White House ,state representatives, hospital CEOs, and nursing organizations with our NAMV Fact Sheets in the upcoming weeks before the election.
Our fact sheets are located here: http://www.namv.org/fact-sheets.html
All have been substantiated with facts from studies and government websites. You may use these and print these out to use at the march on November 1, or you can start sending them out NOW to your representatives. You can even do this anonymously by simply addressing it to the person of your choice (ie. hospital CEOs) and allow them to obtain these fact sheets in the mail without compromising your employment. Or, if you wish, you may also write a letter to include in with your fact sheet to encourage the undoing of these horrendous policies!
Join us! Protect yourself. Protect your patients. Protect the rights of ALL patients to have the right to refuse!
We have put together a fact sheet complete with references that you can use on November 1, or at any time that you need a reference to defend the stance that vaccines should not be mandated!
This is in PDF form so you will need a PDF reader to open this.
I have been called stupid, ignorant, have been told that I have no business being in healthcare, and that I am harming or killing patients, and that I am an anti-vaccine nutjob.
Well let me set the record straight. I am none of these things. I am one of the first people in my family to not only have a full college degree, but to have a master’s degree. In about a year, I will be the first person to have a doctorate in my family, ever. I am a hard working nurse, a wife, and in a couple of months will be a parent for the first time. I still have hopes and dreams and ambitions much like anyone else. I also have in my life been fully immunized. I believe that some vaccines have saved lives. Others are simply a profit making scheme for big companies (ahem, flu vaccine), much like other medications and non-lifesaving treatments are that are out and about as well. (And by the way, since I have been previously vaccinated in another lifetime, I am fully immune to just about everything. Surprised?!)
When I started Nurses Against Mandatory Vaccines, I did so, because there was no one there to speak out for me. I took a position with a large hospital organization in my area. During my orientation, I had to see THEIR occupational health people who poked, prodded, stabbed, and laughed at my questions instead of answering my serious concerns and thoughts. This is not the way that nurses should treat or educate one another. The organization had their mandatory influenza vaccine policy, and in my ignorant state, I didn’t know that I should fight against it. That was my first and only influenza vaccine that I have ever had. And, that I will ever have.
In 2012, I did my master’s thesis on mandatory flu vaccines. I was a bit perplexed and very angry at the push all across the nation for nurses to either a.) be vaccinated against the influenza, or b.) lose their jobs. That didn’t seem fair to me. It still doesn’t. What type of free country forces medical procedures on people? On top of that, I knew that the CDC said that it wasn’t even an efficient vaccine, and that it may have protected only about 50% of those who obtained it. To say that it reminded me of other human experimentation programs is a bit understated. I wanted to know if there were other nurses like myself. I partnered with a group in Michigan called Michigan Opposing Mandatory Vaccines to do my project. Their Facebook page can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Michigan-Opposing-Mandatory-Vaccines/115306698489462
I have also submitted my doctoral research proposal on ethical and legal complications of mandatory vaccine programs in the workplace. I have been assured that my topic is well-thought out, and is thought provoking enough to very likely be published when I am complete.
To say that I have done my research on flu vaccines is to put it mildly. I continue to do research and continue to share this research with our fellow members at NAMV. And we are growing. Every day I get a new message from a member saying “thank you.” Every day I get to see the site statistics grow for our organization. This type of support and type of organizing is what America was founded on. The larger that our organization grows, the bigger we can become in order to help support other nurses and other healthcare professionals facing the same persecution. ( I also get trolls and hate mail threatening my nursing license and my job on a near daily basis.)
One of the biggest things that we are constantly asked about is support, and awareness, and financial backing. Unfortunately, in spite of our large size, we are not able to do much, due to lack of financial support coming in. It costs money to do these things, and quite frankly, we have very little of it. Overall this year, we have raised less than $5000. Considering we have nearly 17,000 members, this makes me cringe a little. If every member could donate just one dollar, we could help move mountains!
We currently have a BonFireFunds fundraiser going on, and have been using a GoFundMe Account for over two months with precious little to show for it. If folks can raise enough money for a waitress who was snubbed a tip, then surely, we can raise enough money to have a pool of funds to help others out there like ourselves. Please consider donating to one of our funds. We are a fully licensed and registered business, and our articles of incorporation are filed and on record. We are still awaiting our non-profit status, but that has been filed as well.
I work about 30 hours a week on Nurses Against Mandatory Vaccines. I would also like to point out that unlike other so-called professionals, I do this at home- not from my place of employment. I work nights, early mornings, and many a weekend on the organization. ( With 17,000 plus members we have many moderators and assistants that also work for free to monitor Facebook, write articles, and to complete research.)This is unpaid work, but my heart is into it and so that doesn’t matter. I want to bring awareness, and I want to bring the truth to people who may not otherwise know about it. I was fairly ignorant when I began my own journey, and there is no looking back now.
One thing that we have done now is to organize a march and rally nationwide on November 1. Everyone wants to participate, but no one wants to claim ownership. To give you an idea how easy this is, I will share it with you so that you yourself, can lead one in your own hometown. 1.) We have already picked the date for you, so that is taken care of 2.) You find a location. Even a street corner is fine. Preferably one with a lot of traffic or one that is in front of a large hospital. I am looking for one right at the crossroads of a large hospital system in my town where a lot of traffic goes through, and a lot of people will see our signs and hopefully, be able to ask questions. 3.) Email email@example.com with your location and time.
That’s it. That’s all it takes to organize the rally, and you’re done. Folks will show up in support, and you can claim ownership over that day, and that you have helped support your fellow nurses.
Please consider doing what you can to support Nurses Against Mandatory Vaccines. While our name suggests that we only support nurses, we are here to fight for the right for ALL healthcare workers. I am a nurse, so I picked the name “Nurses” versus the long and drawn out “Healthcare workers” or “healthcare professionals” although we have a sister site on Facebook that runs this as well.
Thank you for your time and for reading this today.
From the bottom of my heart,
Your President and CEO
Nurses Against Mandatory Vaccines
On November 1st, 2014, join thousands of nurses nationwide as we march in protest in our home cities against mandatory vaccines.
On November 1, Nurses Against Mandatory Vaccines members will be marching and demonstrating peacefully in their home towns to protest firings, forced vaccination, loss of income, loss of privacy, etc. and informing private citizens of the truth about flu vaccines, and the truth about the 90% rule.
We need you.
How can you help?
1.) Pledge to buy a tshirt, hoodie, long sleeved tshirt, etc. and wear it on the day of the protests: https://www.bonfirefunds.com/nurses-against-mandatory-vaccines-2
2.) Organize in your hometown. NAMV will allow all members who request it, in writing, for the use of the NAMV logo to use on posters, signs, and informative readings to hand out to the public.
3.) Plan it. Plan for November 1st, to be the day that you join thousands of nurses, doctors, and other healthcare workers nationwide in protesting against mandatory vaccination policies in the workplace!
4.) Be informed. Be ready for arguments, and be ready to defend the truth about forced vaccination in the workplace!
More information to come once we have dates and times available!
We will be posting these on our website at http://namv.org/november-1-protest.html
NAMV is running a new fundraiser. We are selling tshirts with the NAMV logo on it. We must sell 50 in total for the fund to close, so buy your shirt, and make your pledge today!
Alan Phillips shared with us the following on our Facebook page recently:
One hospital administrator explained that HIPPA laws pertain to medical records, not administrative records; and that staff immunization status is administrative, and not a medical record (if concerning an arguably medical issue). However, if the reason you are not vaccinated is that you have religious objections to the vaccine, that *would* violate federal civil rights law.
Well, we disagree. My private medical information is NOT an administrative record, and once I am at the receiving end of a vaccination, I am now a patient, and no longer just an employee. Therefore, it is the professional opinion of NAMV that any organization that requires you to wear a mask, a sticker, sends out letters to all staff regarding another employee’s vaccination status, etc. is in violation of HIPAA and possible other privacy laws. How do they know if I have an immune disorder or not that prevents me from obtaining the flu? How do they know that I may have been vaccine injured previously? Shaming and embarrassing employees is not the way to accomplish this. And telling other employees what your vaccination status is, in our opinion, is illegal. Even your supervisor should really not know your vaccination status, unless they are the ones responsible for maintaining your HR file and your medical records for employment- rarely does that happen.
So what can you do? You can file a federal complaint. The more of us that do this, the more and more your employers will get fined, and will get punished for violating patient (and employee) privacy.
http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/psa/complaint/ is the link to file all privacy and HIPAA complaints.
The Empowered Patient Coalition explains on their website (http://empoweredpatientcoalition.org/report-a-medical-event/file-a-privacy-complaint)
The Privacy Rule, a Federal law, gives individuals rights over their health information and sets rules and limits on who can look at and receive health information. The Privacy Rule applies to all forms of individuals’ protected health information, whether electronic, written, or oral. The Security Rule, a Federal law that protects health information in electronic form, requires entities covered by HIPAA to ensure that electronic protected health information is secure.
If you believe that a covered entity violated your (or someone else’s) health information privacy rights or committed another violation of the Privacy or Security Rule, you may file a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). OCR can investigate complaints against covered entities.
Don’t wait. File your complaint today. You have a right to have your vaccination status and your medical records kept private.
If you are fired because you refused the flu shot due to pregnancy, religion, or other reasons, you may be entitled to not only collect unemployment, but to also file an EEOC complaint.
The EEOC is the US’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. They monitor the goings-on of the world of employment to make sure that folks are not being discriminated against in the workplace. One new area that they are entering into is the area of those who are fired because of their beliefs or disabilities or other problems, due to refusal of the flu vaccine.
If you have been fired, you need to know there is nothing to be ashamed of. Your employer is the one who is wrong; not you. And keep in mind that on Facebook, there are currently over 16,300 of us that are standing with you.
Secondly, do not sign ANYTHING. And I mean, anything. This can help protect you.
Third, go to the EEOC website, and file a complaint immediately. Use facts. Make copies of everything that you have including exemption letters, policies, etc. and turn these in in a timely manner.
Here is the website you can use to file an EEOC complaint: http://www.eeoc.gov/employees/charge.cfm
Again, don’t wait to file this. Often times if you can get an “intent” or “permission to sue” letter, a lawyer may be able to take your case against the hospital pro bono. A great example of this is the case that was filed against a Memphis Tennessee hospital that we have a link to here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_RanmWVtwG8emI1MVgxZm1qVXc/edit?usp=sharing
This is one of the strongest cases that we have seen yet against the forced flu vaccinations. We are excited to see the progress on this case.
And as always, if you have questions, feel free to contact us via our website at http://www.namv.org