Teachers Reinstated, Win Lawsuit Over Being Fired For Refusing COVID Vax

Three teachers from Barrington Public Schools in Rhode Island, Stephanie Hines, Kerri Thurber and Brittany DiOrio, who were fired in 2021 for refusing to take the COVID-19 vaccine on religious grounds, have reached a settlement with the school district.

Under the settlement, the teachers will be reinstated to their positions and will receive full back pay.

The settlement also includes $33,333 in damages for each of the teachers, with Hines receiving $65,000 in back pay, Thurber receiving $128,000, and DiOrio receiving $150,000.

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