A judge in New York’s Supreme Court has issued its unofficial ruling on the employer’s mandate vaccinations: not for me.
Judge Jenny Rivera, one of seven lawyers in the state’s Court of Appeal, has been referred to a disciplinary commission and may be fired from the bench for failing to comply with a rule requiring evidence of covid-19 vaccination, according to the Associated Press.
She is already barred from courtrooms and has been working remotely since October, court officials said. She is one of four judges across the country who have been referred to the state Commission on Judicial Conduct for not complying with the mandate that applies to all court staff, according to the telecommunications service.
“We had made it clear from the outset that any judge who does not follow the rules would be referred to the Commission for Judicial Procedure for their decision,”; a spokesman for a reporter said, adding that “she does not follow the court’s vaccination policy.”