华盛顿州助理因未接种疫苗而被解雇,与尼克罗洛维奇一起采取法律行动

“体育总监帕特春解雇华盛顿州足球队进攻线教练马克韦伯直接侵犯了美国和华盛顿宪法承认的韦伯教练的权利,” constitutional attorney KrisAnne Hall said in a statement provided exclusively to OutKick.com on Thursday.

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文件 - 在这个星期六, 十月. 16, 2021, 档案照片, Washington State coach Nick Rolovich watches during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Stanford in Pullman, 洗.

文件 – 在这个星期六, 十月. 16, 2021, 档案照片, Washington State coach Nick Rolovich watches during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Stanford in Pullman, 洗. (AP Photo/Young Kwak, 文件)

Chun’s decision to deny coach Weber’s religious exemption was both arbitrary and capricious. We agree with coach Rolovich’s attorney, that Chun’s hostility toward the coaches who requested religious exemptions was demonstrable very early on.

Coach Weber stands in unity with coach Rolovich and will also pursue legal action for these violations.

Hall said Chun’s denial of Weber’s request for reasonable accommodation for hissincerely held religious beliefsalso contradicts the policy, pattern, and practice of Washington State University.

Hall said there is anabundance of evidenceproving Weber’s request for accommodation does not present any undue hardship for WSU football — which is a necessary legal plateau to which any litigation seeking a religious exemption must climb.

Hall provided OutKick with the following outline of evidence:

— WSU students, who will be attending the games, are being granted religious exemptions.

— WSU athletes are being granted religious exemptions.

Washington State defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Jake Dickert, 中央, stands on the field during a break in play in the second half of an NCAA college football game, 星期六, Oct. 9, 2021, in Pullman, 洗. Dickert was named Washington State interim head coach, 星期一十月ct. 18 after head coach Nick Rolovich was fired for refusing a state mandate that all employees get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Washington State defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Jake Dickert, 中央, stands on the field during a break in play in the second half of an NCAA college football game, 星期六, 十月. 9, 2021, in Pullman, 洗. Dickert was named Washington State interim head coach, 星期一, 十月. 18 after head coach Nick Rolovich was fired for refusing a state mandate that all employees get vaccinated against COVID-19. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

— Opposing team, including coaches and players who will be playing in the same stadiums and having direct physical contact with WSU coaches and players, will be present because of their college granting religious exemptions.

— WSU sports have been operatingsafely and effectivelyfor two years with the same accommodations coach Weber is requesting.

— There is no evidence any WSU coach has risked the health and safety of the players using the requested reasonable alternatives safety protocols.

Every one of these facts make it even more evident that Chun’s decision to terminate coach Weber was one derived from discriminatory origins and not from undue hardship,” 霍尔说. “Coach Weber is being publicly ridiculed and fired from his job by Chun because of his sincerely held religious beliefs.

No one should be expected to abandon their most fundamental rights to keep a paycheck, especially in America. This ought to be even more true in a university that professes a pride in their policies of inclusion and diversity.

It is especially heartbreaking when that professed inclusion is only extended to those characteristics personally approved by athletic director Chun.

The Washington State Cougar logo is displayed on a gate at Martin Stadium, 星期一, 十月. 18, 2021, in Pullman, 洗. Head football coach Nick Rolovich and four of his assistants were fired on Monday for refusing a state mandate that all employees get vaccinated against COVID-19, making him the first major college coach to lose his job over vaccination status.

The Washington State Cougar logo is displayed on a gate at Martin Stadium, 星期一, 十月. 18, 2021, in Pullman, 洗. Head football coach Nick Rolovich and four of his assistants were fired on Monday for refusing a state mandate that all employees get vaccinated against COVID-19, making him the first major college coach to lose his job over vaccination status. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Chun was not immediately available for comment.

Rolovich, Weber, along defensive tackles coach Ricky Logo, assistant head coach and cornerbacks coach John Richardson and co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Craig Stutzmann were fired for being noncompliant with state and university policies about the COVID-19 vaccine and received no religious exemption for those policies.

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