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Former CVS MinuteClinic Nurse Practitioner Reaches Settlement In Religious Discrimination Lawsuit

May 20, 2024

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 For Immediate Release: 5.20.24
Contact: Peyton Drew,
Direct: 972-941-4453

Former CVS MinuteClinic Nurse Practitioner Reaches Settlement In Religious Discrimination Lawsuit
Brings close to federal lawsuit alleging religious discrimination for firing Robyn Strader after she asked for accommodation.

Washington, DC—First Liberty Institute and Boyden Gray PLLC today announced they reached a settlement with CVS Health Corporation and MinuteClinic, L.L.C. on behalf of Robyn Strader, a nurse practitioner in Texas who sought a religious accommodation from prescribing contraceptive medication that she believed could end the development or life of an unborn child.  Terms of the settlement were not made public.

“We are thrilled that Robyn was able to reach a resolution with CVS,” said Stephanie Taub, Senior Counsel for First Liberty Institute. “We are hopeful that companies across the country will recognize the religious liberty of their employees and work to protect those rights.”

Jonathan Berry, Managing Partner at Boyden Gray PLLC and former head of rulemaking at the U.S. Department of Labor, added, “Respecting the religious beliefs of workers and providing reasonable accommodations is not optional under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. We are pleased for Robyn.”

Robyn Strader worked at a CVS MinuteClinic in Keller, Texas as a Nurse Practitioner since 2015. She filed a federal lawsuit in January 2023, alleging that for six and a half years she operated under a religious accommodation not to prescribe hormonal contraception and instead would refer those prescription requests to another provider at MinuteClinic. The lawsuit also claimed that, in August 2021, MinuteClinic suddenly announced that it would no longer allow religious accommodations for its nurse practitioners related to “pregnancy prevention services” across the country.

First Liberty Institute and Boyden Gray PLLC also represent another CVS MinuteClinic nurse practitioner, Gudrun Kristofersdottir, in a lawsuit in Florida.


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First Liberty Institute is a non-profit public interest law firm and the largest legal organization in the nation dedicated exclusively to defending religious freedom for all Americans.

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