In a groundbreaking July 27 ruling, Judge Claude V. Worrell struck a blow against Covid tyranny at the University of Virginia (UVA).

The case involves Plaintiff, Kaycee McCoy, a ten-year employee of the UVA Health System who along with hundreds of others, was presented a coercive “get vaxxed or get out” Covid shot mandate notice in August 2021.

McCoy applied for a religious exemption, which was allowed by law, submitting an online request and also a mail-delivered letter from her pastor, explaining her sincerely held religious beliefs and why these would preclude her receiving the experimental medical administration.

On September 30, 2021 McCoy received an email from a UVA committee “comprised of human resources personnel,” which denied Plaintiff’s request for a vaxx mandate exemption. In an October 4 response, McCoy inquired as to the reason for the denial and offered to submit additional documentation.

Defendant UVA did not respond.

An October 14 email from Defendant to Plaintiff stated that all decisions of the “committee” were binding and that there was no appeals process. In addition, McCoy was notified that she was suspended from her employment immediately and that she would be discharged in five days.

Unbeknownst to the general public and most University employees, UVA’s “committee” had a secret list of only six approved denominations for which religious exemptions would be granted. It is presently unspecified how or by whom those particular denominations were selected.

UVA loses covid vaccination mandate lawsuitIn his pro-Plaintiff opinion, Judge Worrell admonished UVA and awarded Plaintiff employment reinstatement plus back wages and interest on those unpaid wages:

“…Plaintiff met the requirements necessary to show that she had sincerely held religious belief that allow her to seek an exception to the vaccine requirement. Further her application was sufficient on its face that it should not have been denied. The UVA policy allowed for religious exemptions and failed to grant one to Plaintiff on arbitrary grounds.

Because UVA acted in an arbitrary and capricious manner, this court reverses their decision to fire Plaintiff for failing to be vaccinated from Covid-19. They are hereby enjoined from preventing her employment on the basis of vaccination as long as she continues to qualify for a religious accommodation as properly applied. Plaintiff is awarded damages in the amount of her salary from the date of her wrongful firing to today, plus interest.”

Worrell’s precedent-setting decision bodes well for hundreds of other UVA employees who were wrongfully denied accommodation and subsequently terminated.

A comparable case involving UVA and former employees was heard in a Charlottesville Federal Court on July 24. Plaintiffs in that action are seeking similarly wronged former UVA employees to conjoin their suit.


  1. Great news, but these organizations knew none of this would hold up in court. Knowing that the court process could take years, they knew they could coerce and threaten and get 90%+ compliance. As the truth about the massive damage keeps coming out, I hope the decision makers start living in fear of a lot more than a fine or legal issues. 20K+ young adults forced to take this poison so they could sit in classrooms and be taught for 4 years how terrible White people are.

  2. Amazing a Cville judge would rule against the almighty UVa. Judge Worrell must follow the case law and be unbiased. A unicorn indeed. Kudos.

  3. Now I hope that the people who were forced to take the vaccine, and who were injured will start suing as well.

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