Tucson, Arizona 2021-10-21 20:45:00 –
Reach said that under Arizona law, when workers make claims, the city cannot doubt it.
He avoided the question of whether this law could be abused by people who simply don’t want to be vaccinated, saying that it could be said about other laws. Reach is also not hampered by the fact that major religious leaders do not say that vaccination violates religious beliefs.
“This is a religious belief that you hold internally,” he said.
But in a letter to Foster late Thursday, city lawyer Mike Rankin said she, and thus Reach, was legally wrong about the scope and scope of the law they say Tucson violates. Said.
“The response to the subject of the law,’honestly held religious beliefs’, is already in compliance with federal law,” Rankin said. “This new Arizona law requires COVID-19. It doesn’t really add anything to the obligations of Arizona employers who choose to do so. Vaccination as a condition of employment. “
He also said that the city’s policy of establishing a process to consider religious accommodation requests dates back to August, when the council first enacted a mandate and gave workers a response deadline of August 24. It pointed out. He said it was a full month before the effective date of the law accused of violating the city.
When seeking intervention by Brunovich, Reach did not ask the Attorney General to rule other parts of Foster’s complaint: she claims that the council’s actions violated one of Ducey’s executive orders. ing. The 2016 law that Reach uses to enforce actions by Brunovich allows legislators to question only suspected violations of state law, not the governor’s edict.
Senator wants Tucson investigated, with $100M-plus at stake, over employee vaccine rule | Subscriber Source link Senator wants Tucson investigated, with $100M-plus at stake, over employee vaccine rule | Subscriber