U.S. judge restrains United from placing employees receiving COVID-19 vaccine exemption on unpaid leave – Reuters

Travelers check in for their flights at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Romulus, Michigan, U.S., December 24, 2020. REUTERS/Emily Elconin/File Photo

Travelers check in for their flights at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Romulus, Michigan, U.S., December 24, 2020. REUTERS/Emily Elconin/File Photo

CHICAGO, Oct 12 (Reuters) – A U.S. judge in Texas on Tuesday temporarily restrained United Airlines (UAL.O) from placing any employee on unpaid leave who receive religious exemptions from the company for COVID-19 vaccinations until Oct. 26.

The Judge also temporarily restrained the airline from denying any late requests for religious or medical accommodations.

Reporting by Rajesh Kumar Singh;
Editing by Sandra Maler

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