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

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