Monday, October 25, 2021

Healthcare giant Northwell denies some benefits to employees fired on vaccine mandate

Northwell Health, New York state’s largest healthcare provider, is denying employees some benefits because they refuse to comply with the state’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate for healthcare workers.

All employer contributions to their retirement plans are eliminated unless they are over the age of 62. Employees are also denied any of their remaining paid time off (PTO) payments, according to FAQ sheets emailed and received recently. Era Times.

Yug Times Photos Part of the FAQ sheet was recently emailed to employees of Northwell Health, who were fired for refusing a COVID-19 vaccine. (The Epoch Times)

Employees who leave the company are typically paid up to 150 hours of PTO, the person who provided the sheet told The Epoch Times.

Yug Times Photos
Yug Times Photos Part of the FAQ sheet was recently emailed to employees of Northwell Health, who were fired for refusing a COVID-19 vaccine. (The Epoch Times)

“Withholding leave payments is unethical and will put even more financial pressure on laid-off employees as they are also not eligible for unemployment,” the person said via email, requesting anonymity.

Its spokesman, Jason Molinet, told The Epoch Times that the company “could not comment specifically on personnel issues” when asked about the benefits issue.

He made a statement saying that Northwell’s workforce, about 74,000-strong, is “nearly 100 percent vaccinated.”

“Northwell has taken a rapid, aggressive approach to successfully move forward towards full vaccination compliance while maintaining continuity of care and ensuring that our high standards of patient safety,” the statement said via email. The standard should not be compromised in any way.”

“Sadly, we have had to lay off a few hundred employees, but we are pleased to report that the majority of team members are opting for vaccinations to avoid dismissal.”

Read Also:  West Bengal Election 2021: First phase voting in West Bengal, votes are being cast in 30 seats in 5 districts

Thousands of nurses and other hospital workers have been placed on leave as the state’s vaccination order deadline for hospital workers passed on September 27. Shot to return to work.

The state labor department says workers fired by mandate can be left without access to unemployment insurance unless they legitimately ask for a health or religious exemption, “because these are workplaces where an employer can’t afford to pay for unemployment insurance.” has a lucrative interest in such a mandate.” Website.

New York, and especially New York City, has been at the forefront of mandating vaccines in as many sectors of society as possible, including teachers, healthcare workers, government employees, as well as restaurants and theatres.

Newer vaccines, developed in record time and still in the process of clinical trials, have been known to cause serious side effects such as myocarditis, mostly in young men, and blood clots, although officials and experts say that These are rare and have a low risk. The disease is Vaccines also do not necessarily prevent someone from contracting and spreading COVID-19. Clinical trials indicate that they reduce symptoms.

petr swaby


Petr Swab is a reporter covering New York. Previously, he covered national topics including politics, economy, education and law enforcement.


This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

Nation World News Desk
Nation World News is the fastest emerging news website covering all the latest news, world’s top stories, science news entertainment sports cricket’s latest discoveries, new technology gadgets, politics news, and more.
Latest news
Related news
- Advertisement -