- The unpaid leave shift begins on Oct. 2.
Who will get unpaid leave for United Airlines?
The rule will apply to all employees who receive an exemption — no matter what role they hold in the company. This will apply until “specific safety measures for unvaccinated employees are instituted,” the airline wrote.
- “(We) can no longer allow unvaccinated people back into the workplace until we better understand how they might interact with our customers and their vaccinated co-workers,” the company said in a memo, according to CNBC.
Per CBS News, medical staffers — including nurses — will judge whether or not someone will receive a medical exemption for the vaccine. Requests for the religious exemptions are handled by office employees, though, according to CBS News.
Does United Airlines require vaccination?
- At the time, United Airlines said employees could risk termination if they’re not vaccinated against the coronavirus, per CNBC.
Can you get a vaccine exemption because of religion?
Religious exemptions for the COVID-19 vaccine remain a hot topic right now because there are so many mandates starting to pop up, according to the Deseret News.
A recent Supreme Court ruling — which came in June through the Catholic foster care agency — said that officials can offer religious exemptions to laws that make other accommodations for workers. Mandates will fit that description.