Angelo Artuso, an attorney with the Thomas More Society law firm, says their eight clients are working directly for Los Alamos subtractor Triad National Security. That firm employs about 150 Los Alamos workers as part of the contract with the famous nuclear testing facility.
Thomas More alleges Los Alamos is not requiring subcontractors, or contractors, or students, or guest scientists who work with them off-site to be vaccinated.
"But it is requiring their employees,” Artuso tells American Family News, “and some of our clients have been working from home successfully for over 18 months.”
Los Alamos has also granted some employees a medical exemption, and cooperated with them about remaining at work, but those requesting a religious exemption didn’t get the same treatment. Thomas More says those holdout employees have been informed non-compliance will lead to punishment beginning with going on paid leave using vacation time. When those vacation days are gone, the employees are open to termination while on unpaid leave if they have not complied with The Jab mandate.
In a separate lawsuit, a judge ruled against a group of 114 Los Alamos employees Oct. 22 in their bid to legally block their employer from forcing them to get the COVID shot, The Associated Press reported.
The AP story described those "holdout" workers as scientists, nuclear engineers, research technicians, designers, and project managers.
Los Alamos employs 14,000 and says 99% have complied with a Jab mandate announced in August.
New Mexico, where the lab is located, has recently reported 27% of COVID cases were among the vaccinated, the AP story also stated.
"Los Alamos National Labs is discriminating against our clients and everyone else granted a religious exemption on the basis of their religion," says Artuso. "They're being treated differently than employees granted medical exemptions. I think that's pretty clear and indisputable."
Thomas More filed the federal lawsuit Oct. 22, the same day the other lawsuit was thrown out.