A CHURCH worker claims she was sacked after she got jabbed against Covid as her boss said it was "against God's wishes".
Lainie Chait is taking legal action against the Church of Ubuntu, a spiritual home and wellness clinic in Newcastle, Australia, after she was fired in October.
The group promotes and sells alternative health remedies – and describes vaccine mandates as "medical apartheid".
Ms Chait, who was working for the organisation as a client care consultant, said she lost her job earlier this year after members discovered she was vaccinated against Covid.
In a letter obtained by news.com.au, the church said the woman's decision to get jabbed was "contrary… to what is required of us by our Lord God and Creator".
The termination letter hit out at the New South Wales government's "enforced medical apartheid" and "highly disproportionate response" to the pandemic.
And the organisation said "no committee members or full members can be accepted if they consciously choose" to get vaccinated against Covid.
Ms Chait, from Byron Bay, said she supported freedom of choice in healthcare decisions and she was shocked to find out she was being fired for making a personal choice to get jabbed.
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She told ABC News: "For the past 25 years I've been going 'I don't want, I don't need the Western approach', but in this particular scenario I did."
And Ms Chait accused the church of double standards by choosing to serve jabbed customers at its wellness centre – but refusing to employ vaccinated workers.
"It seems extremely hypocritical and I think there are a lot of people in the wellness industry that are hypocrites," she said.
"A lot of the customers that come to them are vaccinated, so why are you still serving customers that are vaccinated and not employing people that are vaccinated?
"That part I don’t get, and that’s the hypocrisy that p****s me off the most."
The church’s vice president, Karen Burge, recently posted on her Facebook page: “Our children are not lab rats."
In another post, she wrote: "Every day I hear stories of adverse reactions and deaths after jabs, so how are we expected to sit back and let them jab our children, especially while it’s still in its experimental stage?"
A spokesperson for the church said Ms Chait can "seek legal remedy if she wishes".
They told news.com.au: “We do not support the NSW state government’s medical apartheid and we view it as unconstitutional and undemocratic and it is contrary to our Church Constitution… and a significant threat to this country maintaining its position as a representative democracy."
The Church of Ubuntu reportedly said Ms Chai was offered alternative work with an affiliate but declined.
A lawyer for Ms Chait said the legal matter will come down to whether their client was hired as a contractor or an employee.
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