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First settlement reached for health care workers in lawsuit filed over COVID-19 vaccine mandate | National news

(Central Square) – The first U.S. settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit filed by health care professionals over a university system’s mandate for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Chicago-based NorthShore University HealthSystem has agreed to pay more than 500 current and former health care workers a total of $10,337,500 as part of the settlement. It is also changing its policy to accommodate religious exemption requests and to rehire former employees who have been fired or forced to resign whose exemption requests have been denied.

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