Pregnant PGA Tour reporter fired for not complying with COVID vaccine policies

Teryn Gregson, now a former reporter for PGA Tour, revealed in a stunning update Monday that the prominent golf organization terminated her employment over a dispute concerning its COVID-19 vaccine protocols, according to the New York Post.

Gregson, who was employed by the organization for nearly six years — who also happens to be 22 weeks pregnant — revealed in an Instagram video post that it was on Friday she was told her employment contract had been terminated after she was denied a religious exemption request regarding her refusal to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

“I have some very difficult news to share… I was in need of religious exemptions from their vaccine protocols of masking and testing, and they would not accommodate me in such a way that I did not have to violate my religious beliefs,” Gregson told her followers on Monday.

 

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The 32-year-old broadcast journalist quickly gained national attention after telling her story on The Steve Deace Show, noting in the interview that several of her colleagues are currently in the same predicament regarding the PGA Tour’s seemingly unreasonable, and clearly unfair, COVID-19 policies.

Gregson went on to explain that since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, she, like many others, was allowed to work from home, adding, “and we were trying to work on different things and ultimately, all of a sudden, they wouldn’t let me work from home anymore, so that’s where it came to a head.”

Shortly after she reasonably requested an exemption, based on her religious beliefs and presumably her pregnancy, PGA Tour brass apparently felt that Gregson could no longer provide her valuable services from home, reportedly telling Gregson in an email that such an arrangement would pose an “undue hardship” for the $2 billion business.

In an updated statement that the organization sent to GolfWeek, a PGA Tour spokesperson denied that it had any such COVID-19 mandates, explaining that it had “established additional health and safety protocols for those who choose to remain unvaccinated. There have been numerous communications to employees about these specific health and safety protocols.”

Gregson, in a phone interview with GolfWeek, revealed that she’s currently considering taking legal action against PGA Tour over how the situation was handled. Similar legal battles are currently unfolding across the country in a variety of different industries.