Robyn Strader—a nurse practitioner with multiple, advanced degrees—was fired from CVS MinuteClinic after CVS had accommodated her religious beliefs without issue for six and a half years. Why? Because CVS wants to force its employees to prescribe contraception even when it violates the employee’s religious beliefs.
Only a few people per year asked Robyn about contraception. On those rare occasions, she referred patients to another practitioner at her location or to another clinic located just two miles away. Shockingly, CVS says that’s too much of a burden to accommodate Robyn. It ignored the three letters she sent asking for a religious accommodation and fired her.
First Liberty is fighting this injustice. We filed a charge of discrimination at the EEOC, making it clear that Robyn should not be forced to choose between her faith and her livelihood.
Robyn is a passionate and caring healthcare professional who’s dedicated herself to improving the wellbeing of people in the community. She has multiple degrees, including a PhD in Education, Health Promotion and Human Performance, Medical Physiology from the University of Toledo Medical Center; a Doctor of Chiropractic from Parker University; a Masters in Nursing, Education, Family Nurse Practitioner from Texas Woman’s University; and a MBA in Business Administration from Texas Woman’s University.
CVS issued the wrong prescription by discriminating against her. At a time when America faces a health crisis, we need as many medical providers as possible. Companies should embrace—not exclude—compassionate and experienced professionals such as Robyn.
Whether it’s in the boardroom or the break room, “woke” corporate culture is a threat to religious employees. Join with First Liberty today so that Robyn gets the justice she deserves. Your support is crucial in restoring her rights—and protecting religious liberty for you, your children, and all Americans in the workplace.
Religious employees shouldn’t have to choose
between their job and their religious beliefs,
especially when it’s so easy to accommodate their beliefs.
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– First Liberty Counsel, Christine Pratt
Part of CVS’s stated mission is to “create an engaging and inclusive work environment where our colleagues reflect the diversity of our customers.” But the company’s alleged “inclusivity” and “diversity” doesn’t seem to apply if you’re a person of faith.
Instead, its new, “woke” policies are driving away those with deeply held religious beliefs. After six and a half years of accommodating Robyn’s religious beliefs, CVS just fired her for no good reason.
CVS taking adverse action against a religious employee isn’t just outrageous and unnecessary. It’s illegal. Federal law is clear: Employers may not fire, demote, refuse a promotion, or otherwise take adverse action against employees because of religious beliefs that they could accommodate. There’s no legitimate reason for CVS to now go back on its word and force Robyn out of her job.
The corporate “canceling” of Robyn by CVS makes a mockery of laws that protect religious Americans from discrimination. With your support, we can help ensure Americans are not canceled because of their religious beliefs.
It takes tremendous courage for our clients like Robyn to stand up for their rights. Make no mistake, taking on a major corporation will be a tough legal battle. But we’re confident the law is on our side. And with faithful patriots like YOU coming together, there’s incredible hope we can deliver a victory.
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