Health Care Workers of Ohio Unite!
Acting together brings change
If the Ohio Civil Rights Commission wants to be relevant, it needs to step up. It has the power to file for an injunction to stop health care worker firings. The case law is clear that Federal Courts can act as courts of equity to stop unpaid leave and firings while we work out accommodations based on religion, conscience, and medical needs. Mendenhall Law Group called the Governor’s Office, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, and many other officials today to alert them to the looming crisis in Ohio’s health care. Thousands of Ohio Health, Cleveland Clinic, and Akron Children’s employees are standing strong and will not be intimidated into taking a potentially injurious or deadly shot.
It is important for health care workers to register their complaints with the Governor DeWine here. They do not realize how many of you there are.
OCRC Offices are throughout the state. Phone numbers are here.
Here are the OCRC Commissioners (If you know them, call them, I don’t have direct numbers. If you get a direct number post it in the comments with their name.):
Chair Lori Barreras
Chair Barreras was appointed Commissioner on October 31, 2013 and was appointed Chair in March 2018 by Governor John Kasich. She was reappointed by Governor Kasich on July 29, 2018 for another five-year term that will expire July 28, 2023.
Commissioner William Patmon III
Commissioner Patmon was appointed to the Commission by Governor John Kasich in August 2012 and reappointed in 2017 to a term that will expire in 2022.
Commissioner Madhu K. Singh
Commissioner Singh was appointed Commissioner on June 12, 2015 by Governor John Kasich and reappointed by Governor Mike DeWine in 2019 to a term that will expire on July 28, 2024.
Commissioner Julia "Rita" McNeil Danish
Commissioner Julia "Rita" McNeil Danish was appointed to the Ohio Civil Rights Commission on March 19, 2021, by Governor Mike DeWine for a five-year term that will expire July 25, 2025.
Commissioner Charlie Winburn
Commissioner Charles "Charlie" Winburn was appointed to the commission by Governor Mike DeWine for a term beginning September 6, 2021 and expiring July 28, 2026. He served as Commissioner for the Ohio Civil Rights Commission from 2001-2006.
You are paying these people to work for you. Make them do their job.
If you are on leave or fired:
File for unemployment. You are being fired for failing to follow and illegal and immoral policy. You are being fired for failure to consent to an illegal medical experiment with untested, unproven, and ineffective genetic therapeutic. If your unemployment is initially denied—appeal it. Push the process to a hearing. If you can, get an attorney to help you.
File with the OCRC. You are being fired without reasonable consideration of your request for an exemption for medical reasons, sincerely held religious, or other sincerely held reason of conscience. You have a right to reasonable accommodation.
You might also claim an ADA charge because apparently the unshot are “disabled” by not taking the experimental therapeutic treatment. Reasonable accommodations under the ADA include: Modifying job duties; restructuring work sites; providing flexible work schedules or work sites (i.e. telework) and providing accessible technology or other workplace adaptive equipment.
We have attempted three temporary restraining orders in federal court. We have won one of those-here is an example. We are preparing others but, if the OCRC steps in, we expect a greater likelihood of success.
We plan to request the OCRC and EEOC pursue health care and other cases as class or multi-party actions. If they don’t, we are lining up a group of lawyers to proceed with 1000s of individual actions. The main site to find those lawyers is under development here.
There are many people talking about the health care crisis/covid crisis on Clubhouse here.