The battle has been raging online as people argue if whether employers have the right to force employees to vaccinate. Of course, there is a fine line here that is being trodden on, but what it does come down to is personal liberty. People have the right to decide what is best for themselves and they should not be forced to do something so that they can then be allowed the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness.
In fact, that type of thinking has no place in a free society.
While in corporations such as; Google, Facebook, Disney, and others who are mandating people to receive the COVID-19 vaccine for in-person employment, there is one state that is saying “No way, Jose”.
As it turns out, vaccine requirements as a condition to be employed are not legal at all. Nope, not one bit. That is what we would call discrimination and that violates this particular state’s human rights laws.
Pray, tell what state had the gonads to stand up to big pharma and the Federal government goons?
I am glad you asked!
It is the great amazing state of Montana.
Montana took the steps forward to protect its citizens from corporate-mandated vaccines, and yet there will be screeching from the left.
Their argument is that they are a private business and that they have the right to do what they want, right?
Well, not if it discriminates against someone.
The only job of the government is to protect the rights of its citizens, and Montana has taken that stance making sure that these bloated corporations who are in the back pocket of leftists don’t tread on medical freedom or bodily autonomy.
Here is hoping that more states take Montana’s lead.
Fortune had the scoop:
While many large companies across the U.S. have announced that COVID-19 vaccines will be required for their employees to return to work in-person, there is one state where such requirements are banned: Montana.
Under a new law passed by the state’s Republican-controlled Legislature earlier this year, requiring vaccines as a condition for employment is deemed “discrimination” and a violation of the state’s human rights laws.
Montana is the only state in the U.S. with a law like this for private employers, said Hemi Tewarson, executive director of the National Academy for State Health Policy.
The law has raised concern among employers across the state as Montana struggles with a rise in COVID-19 cases that is once again straining the state’s health care system.
Pushback swelled this week when physicians called on the Legislature to reverse the law.
“This is against everything we’ve ever known or believed about public health,” said Dr. Pamela Cutler, president of the Montana Medical Association. “I believe it’s a travesty now and it needs to be fixed so that we can make our offices safe for patients and our coworkers.”
GOP lawmakers who supported the bill in the state Legislature said it was needed in response to employers “coercing” employees to get vaccinations under threat of termination. Some of the loudest supporters of the bill were employees of Benefis Health System in Great Falls who were told earlier this year that COVID-19 vaccines would be necessary to keep their jobs.
Benefis was forced to backtrack on that plan when the law was signed by Gov. Greg Gianforte in May.
Gianforte, a former business executive who founded and ran a technology company, gave the bill the green light after changing it to allow health care facilities to require unvaccinated workers and those who refuse to disclose their vaccination status to wear masks and take other precautions.
He stood behind the law this week amid heightened scrutiny.
“While the governor continues to encourage Montanans to receive safe and effective vaccines, doing so is voluntary and no individual should face discrimination based on vaccination status,” Brooke Stroyke, a spokesperson for Gianforte, said in an email.
While the list of national corporations requiring vaccines of their employees who want to return to work in-person continues to grow, which now includes Google, Facebook, Walmart, and United Airlines, businesses in Montana don’t have that option.
So, who is wanting to move to Montana now?