Riverside Man Claims Trader Joe Kicked Him Out for Not Being Immunized – CBS Los Angeles
Los Angeles (Spacela) A former Trader Joe’s employee filed a lawsuit last week against the grocery chain, claiming he was fired for refusing to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
In his lawsuit, Riverside’s Greg Crawford alleged that Trader Joe initially agreed to his request for a religious exemption from the vaccine.
Crawford has worked at Trader Joe’s in his managerial capacity for 26 years, according to the Pacific Justice Institute, a conservative, nonprofit legal advocacy group that brought the lawsuit on Crawford’s behalf.
According to the lawsuit, Trader Joe’s announced in July that all company directors should be vaccinated. The suit states that Trader Joe then granted Crawford’s request for exemption.
However, the lawsuit alleges that he was then denied a key leadership meeting in August, where the company said only vaccinated employees could attend.
The suit states that shortly thereafter, Crawford was fired.
CBSLA has reached out to Trader Joe’s for comment.