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The New York Metropolis Division of Schooling positioned dozens of college staff on unpaid depart for allegedly faking their proof of a COVID-19 vaccination, based on the New York Publish.
Town notified impacted staff on Wednesday that the unpaid depart would start Monday. Former NYC Mayor Invoice de Blasio imposed a vaccine mandate on town’s schooling employees in 2021.
“Fraudulent vaccination cards are not only illegal, they also undermine the best line of protection our schools have against COVID-19 — universal adult vaccination,” a metropolis DOE spokesman told the Post.
“We immediately moved to put these employees — fewer than 100 — on leave without pay,” he added.
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NYC reportedly took the motion after receiving a report from regulation enforcement that the workers had offered fraudulent vaccination playing cards or had in any other case faked proof of vaccination.
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The United Federation of Lecturers (UFT) criticized the transfer, saying that town had not completed sufficient to confirm that the workers had in actual fact faked their vaccine standing. The academics union says a variety of its members had been wrongly recognized as fraudsters.
“It is wholly improper for the D.O.E. to unilaterally remove U.F.T. members from the payroll based on mere conjecture that vaccination documentation is fraudulent,” UFT lawyer Beth Norton told the New York Times.
Town has not introduced how lengthy the unpaid depart will final. Legislation enforcement and town’s Particular Commissioner of Investigation (SCI) are persevering with to analyze the allegations.