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U: The other scarlet letter

U: The other scarlet letter


U: The other scarlet letter

A conservative attorney expects many lawsuits will be filed over the civil rights violation President Joe Biden's policy involving federal employees and vaccinations presents.

President Biden has announced that all federal workers must show proof of vaccination or adhere to strict policies in the workplace. Anyone who does not attest or is not vaccinated will be required "to mask no matter where they work, test one or two times a week to see if they've acquired COVID, socially distance, and generally will not be allowed to travel for work," said Biden.

"It is a scarlet 'U' that they're trying to brand on every person who is unvaccinated," Roger Severino, former director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights, recently told the "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" radio program.

Severino, who now leads the HHS Accountability Project at the conservative Ethics and Public Policy Center, added that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) actually prevents unnecessary medical exams not just for persons with disabilities, but for all persons in the workplace.

Severino, Roger (Ethics and Public Policy Center) Severino

"The Biden administration has to put [in place] a legitimate business necessity to justify twice-a-week nasal swabbing of people," he continued. "The problem is they have not announced any exceptions whatsoever, and some aides have admitted to CNN that the real reason is to make it as burdensome and as difficult as possible, to hound every person who's not vaccinated in order to force them to get vaccinated. So, lawsuits should be coming shortly."

President Biden has directed his administration to apply "similar standards to all federal contractors."