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Former Washington State football coach fired for refusing COVID Vaccine files 25 million dollar lawsuit

Nick Rolovich reportedly will take his dismissal as Washington State football coach to court
Nick Rolovich reportedly will take his dismissal as Washington State football coach to court

A former Washington State University football coach is seeking $25 million from the university for wrongful termination after he was fired last year for refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Nick Rolovich was fired by Washington State after refusing to become vaccinated for COVID-19, a requirement for all state employees. Both Rolovich and several of his assistant coaches were fired.

Rolovich seeked a religious exemption but was still fired.

After denying Rolovich’s request for a religious exemption from Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for state employees, the university in October 2021 fired Rolovich.

According to the Defender, a tort claim was filed April 27 on behalf of Nick Rolovich with the state’s risk management office. Filing a claim is a prerequisite to filing a lawsuit against a state agency.

Rolovich will have to wait 60 days before he can file a lawsuit. It will be interesting to see what happens, but so far around the country, people wrongfully terminated have been winning in court left and right. This could be a huge hit for Washington State.

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