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State of Florida v. Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Florida Christian schools join states' challenge to Biden administration's private employer vaccine mandate.

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Summary

The Biden administration issued a mandate via the Occupational Safety and Health Administration that requires all private employers of 100 or more employees to force unvaccinated employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, be subject to weekly testing and masking requirements, or lose their job. Cambridge Christian School in Tampa and The King’s Academy in West Palm Beach joined a coalition of several states in filing a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit to challenge the legality and constitutionality of this vaccine mandate.

On November 8, ADF filed an emergency motion to immediately halt enforcement of this OSHA mandate.

On November 16, a random lottery was held by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit was chosen to decide all qualified lawsuits challenging the federal government’s private employer vaccine mandate issued by OSHA. State of Florida v. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been consolidated into a new case along with other clients represented by ADF. Follow updates for this case on the consolidated case page:

In re: OSHA Rule on COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing

Case Documents

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Date
Appellate Court
11/8/2021
Appellate Court
11/5/2021

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Ryan Tucker
Ryan Tucker
Senior Counsel, Director of the Center for Christian Ministries
Ryan Tucker serves as senior counsel and director of the Center for Christian Ministries with Alliance Defending Freedom.