Judge bars United from putting unvaccinated workers on leave

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FORT WORTH, Texas — United Airlines employees who are suing the hose implicit its vaccine mandate volition get much clip to marque their case.

A national justice successful Texas ordered United not to spot unvaccinated employees connected unpaid permission if they are seeking a aesculapian oregon spiritual exemption from mandatory vaccination against COVID-19.

"The tribunal is not presently ruling connected the merits of the parties' arguments connected these points," Judge Mark Pittman wrote successful his order, according to CNN. "Rather the tribunal seeks simply to debar the hazard of irreparable harm to the parties and to support the presumption quo portion the tribunal holds an evidentiary hearing."

The lawyer for the plaintiffs said helium was pleased with the ruling, CNN reports.

A connection from United defended its vaccine mandate:

"Vaccine requirements enactment and astir each of United's U.S. employees person chosen to get a shot. For a fig of our employees who were approved for an accommodation, we're moving to enactment options successful spot that trim the hazard to their wellness and safety, including caller investigating regimens, impermanent occupation reassignments and masking protocols."

United reports that 99% of its employees person complied with its vaccine policy.

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