Portland, Oregon 2021-10-20 15:19:25 –
His lawyer said Wednesday that the dismissal of former Washington coach Nick Lorovich for refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine was illegal and an attack on the Catholic faith.
In a statement, Brian Farling intends to take legal action, and in the proceedings the lawyer called athletic director Pat Chun “hostility to Rolovich’s sincere religious beliefs.” He said he would detail his dishonesty at the expense of his former coach.
Lorovich and four of his assistants were fired on Monday because all state officials did not comply with the governor’s order to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. Lawyers said Lorovich was escorted to his car by campus police and was not allowed to talk to the team or visit his office after his dismissal.
Lorovich demanded a religious exemption, but was denied on Monday, the state’s vaccination deadline.
“The agency also showed that accommodation would not have been built, even if tax exemptions were granted,” Farling said in a statement.
The statement did not identify Lorovich’s religious basis for tax exemption and refused to discuss the details for the coach himself in recent weeks.
Pope Francis and the American Catholic Bishops’ Council state that all COVID-19 vaccines are morally accepted and that Catholics have an obligation, responsibility, or obligation to vaccinate. However, some Catholics are still opposed to vaccination.
Approximately 1,800 workers have been dismissed, resigned, or retired for the Governor’s duties throughout the state, state officials said. Lorovich was Washington’s highest-paying state employee at $ 3.2 million a year. He is dismissed for good reason and the balance of the contract is not paid.
Lorovich was hired from Hawaii two years ago after Mike Reach left for Mississippi and led Washington to a 1-3 Pac-12 record in the shortened 2020 season for a pandemic. I did. He ended up with a 5-6 record at Pullman.
For the rest of the season, he was replaced by Jake Dickert, Cougars’ defense coordinator who was promoted to acting head coach.
Washington (4-3) will host BYU (5-2) on Saturday.
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