Rockmond Dunbar has filed a federal lawsuit against Disney and 20th Television after he was fired from the show 9-1-1.
He says they racially discriminated against him for not granting his request for a religious and medical exemption from their COVID vaccine mandate.
“The administrators who work for [the studios] never took Mr. Dunbar’s requests for accommodations seriously… Defendants refused to believe Mr. Dunbar’s doctor’s recommendation, and they refused to engage with Mr. Dunbar in any meaningful interactive communication regarding his religious beliefs,” the lawsuit reads.
He said that the film studio even leaked information “deliberately make it sound” like he was an anti-vaxxer.
“To ensure safe working environments at our productions we have implemented a mandatory vaccination confirmation process,” 20th Century said in response.
“While we will not comment on any one individual, each request for exemption is given a thorough review and we grant accommodations consistent with our legal obligations. There are no differences in our process or decision-making based on an employee’s race.”
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