Judge strikes down United Airlines plan to place unvaccinated workers seeking exemptions on unpaid leave

Judge strikes down United Airlines plan to place unvaccinated workers seeking exemptions on unpaid leave


A federal judge ruled this week that United Airlines employees seeking medical or religious exemptions from the company’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate cannot be placed on unpaid leave.

U.S. District Judge Mark Pittman, who was appointed by President Trump, issued a temporary restraining order against the company’s plan to place workers that do not get vaccinated by Oct. 26 on unpaid leave, according to Breitbart.

“The Court now concludes it is necessary to issue this Temporary Restraining Order to avoid risking irreparable injury and to maintain the status quo in this case pending the Court’s hearing and resolution of Plaintiffs’ Motion for Preliminary Injunction,” Pittman reportedly wrote in his ruling.

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Under the latest ruling, United Airlines, which was one of the first to require a

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