Wave of lawsuits against the US administration: From the perspective of companies, the Covid risks do not justify the government measures. Especially truck drivers are going to the barricades.
To the Request from US President Joe Biden, Companies with at least 100 employees should force their employees to vaccinate or test, there are now dozens of lawsuits pending. Among the professional groups that are legally defending themselves against this are the National Retail Federation, the National Federation of Independent Business and the American Trucking Associations.
A court in Cincinnati, Ohio, consisting of ten Republican and five Democratic judges, will now hear a total of 34 lawsuits, such as “Reuters“Reported. The government must prove that the Covid risk is great enough to justify its far-reaching interventions.
Biden’s demand met with fierce opposition from the start. The refusal to vaccinate among truck drivers was so pronounced that a survey carried out in September showed that only about half of the drivers had been vaccinated, of which 62 percent said that they would not be vaccinated under any circumstances. 25 percent of the unvaccinated said they would in the event of a compulsory vaccination rather a change of profession prefer. Accordingly, the professional associations also argue with the risk of a massive loss of employees and the deterioration of the already endangered supply of goods.
This month had a federal court in Louisiana Biden’s vaccination mandate canceled and this is justified by the fact that 80 percent of working Americans are already vaccinated and only one for professional groups such as truck drivers low risk of infection exist.
It is now widely expected that the legal dispute will ultimately take place before Supreme Court, the Supreme Court, will end.