Could Steve Burton and Ingo Rademacher, who was fired from General Hospital, be rehired? Continue reading to learn why fans are optimistic.
General Hospital stars fired for mask mandate non-compliance
Fans of General Hospital were dealt a one-two blow in November when two long-serving performers were dismissed from the show. For refusing to comply with ABC’s vaccine demand, Steve Burton and Ingo Rademacher were both fired. The network is owned by the Walt Disney Company, which has mandated vaccinations for all employees starting November 1, 2021.
Furthermore, CBS fired Y&R star Richard Burgi in January 2022 for COVID-related concerns. The actor tested positive for COVID around the holidays and was quarantined for five days, as recommended by the CDC. According to NBC News, the network imposed a 10-day quarantine.
Burgi was fired for “inadvertently” violating the show’s Covid protocols.
Ingo Rademacher files lawsuit against the network
Both Burton and Rademacher sought religious exemptions from the vaccine obligation, which ABC denied. As a result, Ingo Rademacher filed a lawsuit alleging religious discrimination on the part of the network.
The lawsuit is ongoing.
Steve Burton expressed his desire to return someday to close up Jason Morgan’s plot in the video announcing his departure. How does the Supreme Court’s recent decision to ban workplace vaccine mandates affect Steve Burton and Ingo Rademacher’s chances of regaining their jobs?
Could Steve Burton or Ingo Rademacher return to GH?
President Biden has backed down from his attempt to enforce vaccine mandates in the workplace following the Supreme Court’s decision. In November 2021, Disney World in Orlando, FL, stopped implementing the mandate for park employees.
As a result, it’s probable that ABC may stop requiring cast and crew to obtain the vaccine or risk losing their jobs. The network has yet to respond publicly to the Supreme Court’s decision to halt vaccine mandates.
Neither Rademacher nor Burton has hinted on social media that they are in talks with the network to resume their roles as Jax Jacks and Jason Morgan, respectively. Fans of General Hospital, on the other hand, are urging the show to rehire Steve Burton.
Over 5,000 people have signed a petition on change.org. “Please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, The network’s parent corporation, Disney, has dropped the vaccine mandate for its employees, according to the request. Fans are urging ABC to do the same with General Hospital cast members.
Do you believe Steve Burton and Ingo Rademacher will be rehired now that the government vaccine mandate has been lifted? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.