Thomas, who worked as the evening anchor at KXII, a CBS and Fox affiliate in Sherman, Texas since 2014, was told by his doctor earlier this month that he can't take the shots because he is allergic to two of the ingredients in the COVID vaccine. But, despite this medical exemption, he was fired.
Gray Television, which owns KXII, has required all its employees to get vaccinated against COVID, according to Adweek. The company's mandate has been in effect since October 1.
Thomas said that he filled out the paperwork that the company provided for COVID vaccine mandate exemptions and received a "generic" response several days later stating that his request for accommodation was turned down.
"They didn't care what the vaccine did to me or its side effects or my past medical history," Thomas said in a video he posted on October 6. "None of that mattered. They just said it would be an undue hardship to the company to have me employed there."