The bad headlines are seemingly never-ending for Disney after going woke.
One illegal move landed the company in a courtroom.
And Disney was hit with a lawsuit after they fired a non-woke employee for this surprising reason.
The Walt Disney Company is headed to court after a lawsuit from a father and son who worked on the crew of the ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital.
James and Timothy Wahl were fired for refusing to comply with the company’s vaccine mandate.
The father and son argued that they should be granted an exemption because of their Christian faith.
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled in favor of the Wahls by ordering their lawsuit against ABC to move forward.
Former employees’ attorney slams Disney for firing
Attorney Scott Street, who represents the Wahls, told Deadline that he looks forward to holding Disney accountable for the firing in court.
“As many people move beyond the pandemic, this ruling should serve as a reminder of the thousands of people who lost their careers because they asserted their rights and stood up to their employers’ efforts to make them violate their conscience,” Street told Deadline. “The pandemic won’t be over until every corporation that violated its employees’ rights has been held accountable. We look forward to presenting this case to a jury soon.”
The case could potentially have implications for other workers in Hollywood who were fired for refusing to comply with mandates.
In another case, Former General Hospital actor Ingo Rademacher, who starred as Jasper “Jax” Jacks for over twenty years, was fired after ABC refused to grant his religious exemption to the mandate.
Disney is being sued for firing Star Wars actress Gina Carano for political beliefs
Former champion mixed martial arts fighter turned actress Gina Carano is suing Disney and Lucasfilm for firing her from the Disney+ Star Wars universe series, The Mandalorian, for her political beliefs.
Her lawsuit claims she was “harassed and defamed” for holding conservative beliefs and not conforming to Disney’s woke politics.
Carano’s lawsuit is being funded by X owner Elon Musk after he agreed to pay for the legal help of anyone who was fired for expressing their political beliefs on his platform.
Increasingly, employees of Disney are pushing against the company’s left-wing political culture.
The company has dealt with a series of bad headlines over its financial woes since going woke.
Now, its mistreatment of its employees is going to give them another black eye in the press.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.
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