WATCH: Judge Delivers Massive Blow to New York’s Covid Vaccine Mandates for City Workers

New York City’s Covid vaccine mandate for city workers was just struck down in court.


“So my name’s Chad Laveglia. I’m an attorney who gets to represent these fine men and women over here,” the attorney in the case said to NYC for Yourself. “What just happened was the judge found that the city’s vaccine mandate is unconstitutional. Violates separation of powers… found it to be arbitrary and capricious. He found the commissioner’s order mandating private and public employees to get vaccinated was arbitrary and capricious and it’s null-and-void essentially.”

“So we just defeated the vaccine mandate for every single city employee, not just sanitation, FDNY, NYPD, Department of Corrections,” he added. “For all the brave men and women who have been our first responders and have been brave through all this. You’re now free and you should be able to go back to work.”

“The case was Garvey et al v City of NY et al, brought by DSNY workers terminated for failing to comply with the mandate,” NYC for Yourself reported. “In a 2:30pm hearing in Richmond County Supreme Court, Judge Porzio ruled against the city, praising workers and declaring the mandate arbitrary and capricious.”

The DSNY workers who sued after being terminated over NYC’s vaccine mandate and attorney Chad Laveglia celebrated walking out of the courtroom today,” outlet added.”Judge Porzio ordered them back to work at 6am tomorrow.”