By Cristina Laila
Published October 12, 2021 at 9:30pm
A federal judge in Texas temporarily restrained United Airline from placing employees on paid leave who seek religious exemptions for Covid vaccinations.
Two weeks ago United Airlines employees sued the company in a federal court in Texas over its Covid vaccine mandate.
Attorneys for the employees argued the airliner’s vaccine mandate violates the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
According to the employees, United is not accommodating religious or medical exemptions as promised – rather, the employees are being put on six years paid leave.
According to Reuters, the temporary restraining order is in place until October 26.
NEW: Judge issues a temporary restraining order to prevent United Airlines from placing on leave employees who claim exemptions from the industry’s most widely-enacted coronavirus vaccination requirement.
— Gregory Wallace (@gregorywallace) October 12, 2021
In August, United said all of all its 67,000 US-based employees must be vaccinated for Covid by September 27 unless they had a religious or medical exemption.
593 employees have yet to get jabbed after the September 27 deadline passed.