23 Former Seattle Firefighters Sue City, Chief Over Firings Due To Vaccine Mandate

SEATTLE – The city of Seattle and Chief Harold Scoggins are facing a lawsuit from a group of 23 former Seattle firefighters for religious discrimination and wage theft. The suit is tied to the firefighters’ decision to not get vaccinated.

Every plaintiff filed for a religious exemption. None of them were given accommodations, and the suit alleges that no attempt was ever made.

Josh Gibbs, one of the 23 firefighters suing the city, said he was discriminatorily fired.

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