COURT DENIES UNITED EMPLOYEES VACCINE MANDATE INJUNCTION
Updated On: Nov 16, 2021
Court decision on the United Airlines case is attached, below is the intro to what the case was arguing.
This case is not about the constitutionality or efficacy of vaccine mandates promulgated by the government or private entities. Instead, this case focuses on United Airline Inc.’s (“United”) accommodation policy for employees who were granted religious or medical exemptions from United’s vaccine mandate. Plaintiffs allege that United failed to reasonably accommodate exempted employees and that United retaliated against employees for requesting exemptions.
This Order does not rule on the ultimate merits of this case. Instead, this Order merely rules on Plaintiffs’ request for the extraordinary remedy of a preliminary injunction to enjoin United from placing Plaintiffs, and other similarly situated employees, on unpaid leave. As detailed below, the Court concludes that the Motion must be denied because Plaintiffs do not clearly carry their burden to show they would suffer imminent, irreparable harm absent a preliminary injunction.