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

FILE PHOTO: People travel during the holiday season at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

CHICAGO (Reuters) – A U.S. judge in Texas on Tuesday temporarily restrained United Airlines 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)