Los Angeles firefighters filed a lawsuit Friday against the city over its mandate that all employees must receive the Covid-19 vaccination.
The 500 firefighters who are signatories to the Superior Court suit arrive after a similar action by the Los Angeles police.
The firefighters lawsuit claims the mandate violates employees’ constitutionally protected autonomous privacy rights. The group filed on behalf of the Firefighters 4 Freedom Foundation, a nonprofit representing 529 department members.
The plaintiffs in the case are “pawns in a political chess match, ordered by thirteen politicians on the Los Angeles City Council to inject themselves with an experimental vaccine — over their objections — or lose their jobs,” the lawsuit states.