7 employees at Granada Hills Charter fired after refusing to get vaccinated

Six teachers and a counselor at Granada Hills Charter High School were fired for not getting the COVID-19 vaccine.  

The Granada Hills Charter Board of Directors terminated the employees on October 27.

Some of the terminated employees are vowing to file a lawsuit.

Granada Hills Charter released a statement saying in part, "GHC’s actions in this regard were guided first and foremost by what is lawful and in the best interests of preserving the health and safety of its students, employees, and the surrounding community. One of the School’s goals is for students to become a productive member of society able to demonstrate healthy, responsible behavior to work collaboratively and respectfully in a global community. Although GHC was able to effectively provide accommodations to employees who needed additional time to get vaccinated due to medical issues, the School cannot accommodate any employees who refused to ever get vaccinated."

The school says over 98% of their employees are vaccinated, school officials say the group of terminated employees represents a small number of the school’s 550-member staff. 

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The Los Angeles Unified School District is requiring employees get their second shot of the COVID-19 vaccine by Nov. 15.

Meanwhile, dozens of teachers with the Hacienda La Puente School District are on unpaid leave after refusing to get the COID-19 vaccine. 

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