United Airlines has an impressive 97 percent vaccinated workforce, but six employees who sought accommodations are suing, saying the offered accommodations are essentially a termination.
The Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) clearly said that companies could require mandatory vaccinations as long as they offer accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act and religious exemptions. President Biden’s mandate added to the permission to mandate making companies with more than 100 employees either mandate vaccines or have employees undergo weekly testing. (The exact requirements have not yet been released, but the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) should release them soon.)
United Airlines’ accommodation for people who turned down vaccinations for religious or medical reasons is an unpaid leave of absence. That, in the employees’ minds, is termination by another name. United says they are looking for a solution for employees who don’t work on flights, but those who go up in the air must stay on leave until the pandemic “meaningfully recedes.”
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