Federal Judge blocks United Airlines Mandate…

Posted by Kane on October 17, 2021 12:42 am

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SOURCE — EPOCH TIMES

 

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered United Airlines not to place workers seeking an exemption to the company’s COVID vaccine mandate on unpaid leave. The temporary ruling was issued by U.S. District Judge Mark Pittman so workers who filed for an exemption aren’t unduly harmed before he can hear oral arguments in the case.

 

Six United workers sued the company last month over its plans to put on leave any employees who requested religious or medical exemptions. The suit said the employees were effectively told they’d be terminated if they sought exemptions and alleged that the company was violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the ADA.

 

“United’s actions have left Plaintiffs with the impossible choice of either taking the COVID-19 vaccine, at the expense of their religious beliefs and their health, or losing their livelihoods. In doing so, United has violated Title VII and the ADA by failing to engage in the interactive process and provide reasonable accommodations, and also by retaliating against employees who engaged in protected activity,” the suit states.

 

United and the plaintiffs reached an agreement that the company would not place exempted employees on leave during a Sept. 24 hearing, Pittman said, obviating the need for an immediate ruling. He planned to hear arguments on a motion for a preliminary injunction on Oct. 8 but United the day before the hearing filed a partial motion to dismiss, alleging the court lacked jurisdiction over some of the claims.

 

The hearing was reset to Oct. 13. Ahead of the arguments, Pittman said he concluded it was necessary to issue a temporary restraining order that is effective through Oct. 31.

 

“If the parties’ stipulation were to expire without temporary injunctive relief in place, nothing would prevent hundreds of workers from ostensibly either: (1) being compelled to take a vaccination in violation of their religious beliefs or medical restrictions, or (2) being placed on indefinite unpaid leave by United,” he added.

 

United said earlier this month that 320 workers in the United States, or 0.5 percent of the U.S. workforce, were not in compliance with its COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

 

“For a number of our employees who were approved for an accommodation, we’re working to put options in place that reduce the risk to their health and safety, including new testing regimens, temporary job reassignments, and masking protocols,” the airline said.

 

Mark Paoletta, an attorney representing the plaintiffs, told The Epoch Times in an email that United’s “refusal to provide reasonable accommodations to its vaccine mandate violates the federal civil rights protections of our clients, the hard working men and women at United,” adding, “We look forward to our clients’ rights being permanently protected.”

 

 

 

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Max Power
Max Power

United’s corporate officers should be sued for fraud and negligence over requiring mRNA devices which are not approved. The corporate veil of protection should be shredded by this, and their personal assets subject to suit for damages and punitive damages. That’s what i think.

d ranged
d ranged

and if only True-Tump would have said “Do not use hydroxiklorokwin or ivermeticin” Then the deaths would have been cut in half. bitchute(.)com/video/Hrdy9RcwRxOF/ && lifesitenews(.)com/news/doctor-defends-80-clinical-studies-showing-ivermectin-89-effective-at-preventing-covid && c19study(.)com

“Iam_ Cum’Allah and I_believe_those_5women_who_accuse_Biden_of_sexual_assault ” “Cum’Allah_knows_a_predator_when_she_sees_one and approves this message” ..Just ask Lucy Flores, Amy Lappos, Caitlyn Caruso, Tara Reade and D.J. Hill Always Vote RED Remove Every double-standard-America-hating-Demon-crat!

“We believe in Truths not Facts” –Quid-Pro-Joe

WarrenMA
WarrenMA

No they would’ve done what they did anyway. They have to block those drugs if they want to make everyone get vaccinated. That was the goal.

Sparky57
Sparky57

There is NO mandate.Brandon Robinette Bidet can’t issue orders,and neither can OSHA.Unelected bureaucrats sit around all day eating bags of dicks,waiting for orders
WE have 3 branches of government.And states rights Trump them all.;..
FOCK YOU !

ME
ME

Just a United Airline mandate???

CapnBrady
CapnBrady

And the libtards will say the companies are making workers choose. Always some one else doing their freaking dirty work.

Trump’s Third Term
Trump’s Third Term

It doesn’t matter. Once Dementia Joe says it, the leftists in the corporate headquarters jump on it.

No different than when Joe told the alien invaders to come on in during the 2020 debates

Catalina
Catalina

Mandating testing is STILL illegal. ALL the available tests are EUA and cannot be mandated. Title 21 U.S.C. subsection 360. Individuals retain a right to refuse! This nonsense of allowing these SOBs to commit lesser crimes unchecked needs to stop!

CenTex Patriot
CenTex Patriot

That’s right! Don’t let them get away with mandating testing either! That is equally illegal!

CapnBrady
CapnBrady

I don’t trust them not to spike the swab with something hideous.

THE SIMPLE ANSWER
THE SIMPLE ANSWER

“Options put in place that reduce health risks”: Ivermectin, Ivermectin. People still ignoring Covid-free India’s resolution.

Marty Sheen
Marty Sheen

If an effective therapeutic like Ivermectin was officially approved for use against this flu, Big Pharma would not be able to use their shots under Experimental Use Authorization and more than likely lose their liability waiver to pedal this stuff.

muskratlove
muskratlove

Finally, a judge with common sense

Sasha
Sasha

If you got an ultimatum dont quit. Force them to fire you. They will pay for this and if we have to we will sue them all into bankruptcy.

Zilinus
Zilinus

With the survival rates of Covid
And 44.2 million Americans have gotten Covid
No f’n way should any mandate happen

Brian
Brian

Or vaccine…

Slim T. Nunn
Slim T. Nunn

Watch out for bush appointees – either bush. Bad as obumbler’s

Milli Vanullo
Milli Vanullo

Civil Rights Act 1964
Title 12 and the Equal Protection Clause seem the best options.

Too bad the highest court in the land is controlled by the Vatican. 7 of the 9 judges will do the bidding of their 1 world government loving jesuit masters. As a matter of fact, in Revelation 18 verse 23 we are told this about the whore of babylon:

Revelation 18:23
King James Version
23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.

The original greek word here for sorceries is PHARMAKIA. Need I say more?? That BOOK knew over 1,900 years ago what was going to happen and who was really behind it. The RCC is the woman in Revelation 17 & 18. And American political power is dominated by her. She dominates (7 out of 9 justices) the most powerful branch of government in the most powerful nation on earth. There will be no judicial reprieve from this.

What the heck?
What the heck?

http://Www.FreedomForceBatallion.live
We are definitely living in biblical times.

Tom T Rex
Tom T Rex

This Trump appointed judge looks like a winner. What an anomaly! Most judges would have ruled that these employees of the airline threatened with losing their jobs resisting a tyrannical jab did not have standing.

ZomboGAB
ZomboGAB

There WILL be a reckoning.

Slim T. Nunn
Slim T. Nunn

Robert Barnes says that every religious freedom lawsuit against employees in cases like these result in the 1st Amendment being upheld.

mastice
mastice

This issue will eventually reach SCOTUS. I hope that they rule against mandates but I don’t know considering several of them have come out in support of them.

SoDone
SoDone

SCOTUS didn’t have the balls to go against Xiden and his handlers. We saw that during the election.

CapnBrady
CapnBrady

If they agree with mandates, we need to start over.

SickaDems
SickaDems

Need all the first responders and health care workers across the country who have been screwed over to do a HUGE class action lawsuit, like pronto. These hospitals are getting incentivized to do this to their own. Shameful!

Marty Sheen
Marty Sheen

With all these trillion dollar spending bills floating around, one has to believe many of these institutions have been bought out. Just curious, anyone know if these hospitals are still getting 30- 50 thousand for Covid deaths?

Went in two days ago for an annual physical. After the exam he asks if I’d been vaccinated yet. Told him that I didn’t see the benefit of a shot that doesn’t work. He then spends and additional fifteen minutes trying to sell me. I was loaded for bear on backing my decision, then I noticed, like a typical liberal he wasn’t about to let me get a word in edgewise. Suffice it to say, will be looking for new physician next year.

p
p

No exemptions necessary. The entire mandate is blatantly unconstitutional. REFUSE TO COMPLY TO TYRANNY!!!

StevefromOhio
StevefromOhio

Two words…..Nuremburg Trials

Slim T. Nunn
Slim T. Nunn

First event upon conviction will be the Cervical Rope Climb.

Alec Trevalyan
Alec Trevalyan

” According to the employees, United is not accommodating religious or medical exemptions as promised – rather, the employees are being put on six years paid leave.”

I’m conflicted about this one. If the alternative is six years paid leave, that seems more like incentive to NOT be vaccinated. If I was a 59 year old baggage handler, I would have no problem with it.

Sudo
Sudo

That’s why no one will remember your name. -Achilles lol

Aelin
Aelin

This case is about being put on unpaid leave (see above).

Catalina
Catalina

It’s not paid, and places all over are doing this, trying to starve out people’s families. I think they’re also delaying hoping OSHA will own something to really back up their totalitarianism.

A major medical system in my state “punished” all their unjabbed workers with unpaid suspension for the month of October. If they’re not fully jabbed by Nov 30th, they’ll be considered to have “voluntarily resigned”.

I just had one week of pay stolen from me by my employer, I guess to sit in the corner and think about how to pay the bills. I was fired on Monday.

Catalina
Catalina

*pen something, OSHA will PEN something

Phone thinks it knows better than I, sorry

Deplorable too
Deplorable too

I thought it was 6 years unpaid leave.

Phil Burnell
Phil Burnell

At this point, I’m ready for push to come to shove.
It’s clear the federal government is 100% dedicated to destroying every aspect of the country so let’s just get it on already.

Libertyman
Libertyman

I’m with you brother! The time for talk is over! There is nothing on paper or law passed by Congress that supports these so called mandates. There is laws against a hostile work environment which this has become. And if OSHA try’s to enforce them then tell them you will not comply! Freedom!

Luke of the D
Luke of the D

I will never take the jab. I will never be tested for a disease i do not have. I will not comply under any circumstance, I will resist.

On this hill we will fight, and on this hill we will be victorious.

Do not take the jab. Do not comply with testing.

Fabian Asensio
Fabian Asensio

This is it, Satan’s big push to murder off as many people as he can before his lying agent, the man of lies, takes over. This will not last long. He is ruining the human immune system, being he is too much of a coward to try and take their lives by force, which would be fought. This way he takes them by lies and their own lack of faith and great gullibility. Stand for truth, warning the vulnerable, with love.

ono
ono

or, do not comply with disclosure of poison poke status either.

Look at this review I read of the wonderful jeep company I just joined one afternoon last week . . What DEMENTED CRETIN from NJ! (land of ?? demented cretins?) would ASK anyone about their none of your business poke status?

Look at this stupid idiotic review: Pathetic!

BruceSaraS wrote a review Sep 2021
Bedminster, New Jersey33 contributions14 helpful votes
A Great Experienced Marred Only by an Unvaccinated Driver
Our private tour was great! We were picked up at our hotel right on time, the driver clearly explained the differences among the different tours and helped us decide where to go based on our interest, and what we saw and did was so much better than what we could have done on our own if we had rented a keep and tried to drive it to the places we went …..or if we had gone with a group. I do wish Alpine and others would clarify if they had drivers who were vaccinated or not, and would try to make sure they had vaccinated drivers. When we made our reservation, we just assumed everyone who could have gotten vaccinated…would have gotten vaccinated. Why wouldn’t a smart person who is working with strangers —in an enclosed vehicle —not want to protect themselves and their guests, and the children and grandchildren of their guests? Unfortunately, we didn’t know better, we didn’t ask for a vaccinated driver, and in the end we had a great driver…who wasn’t vaccinated against Covid. And that created a concern which detracted a little from our total enjoyment of the experience….a concern which really wasn’t necessary.

Catalina
Catalina

Methimks her driver was much smarter than this vapid, self-involved twit!

I’ll say a prayer of protection and safety, for HIS health, having to be in close confines with the shedding/transmitting imbeciles.

fight back with a cool head
fight back with a cool head

F United CEO. His company made it mandate before it even was mandated for real. Read the WSJ this AM, there is no mandate! With this in mind, just think.. the United CEO has now shown how freedom of choice means nothing to United or the CEO.
This does NOT sound to Uniting to me.

p
p

These tyrants are Globalists and killers. it is all about control and depopulation! NEVER COMPLY!!!!

CenTex Patriot
CenTex Patriot

Only SIX United workers were willing to sue their employer over this. THAT is the problem. Not enough are willing to stand up so the lambs are all led to the slaughter together.

Grand Poobah
Grand Poobah

They only needed a representative few for the class action.

ono
ono

fluoridated water to make the slaves docile and cooperative

Fesarius
Fesarius

Biden the dictator just cannot order the whole country to bend to his will on his very illegal mandates! Last I checked, we are still a representative Republic not a despotic government.

Dman
Dman

check again.

Jk2
Jk2

This should be the hill we all defend with our lives. If ones exercise of belief, which is the definition of religion, can be punished or even questioned, then we don’t have religious freedom. There can be zero exceptions to this, not for the private sector and not for a pandemic.

Bill
Bill

We shouldn’t have to give any explanation of whether we want the vax or not. It’s none of anybody’s business except ours. If the vax works, then why do they care if we want to “take risks” with our health (looking at it from their perspective). On top of all that, how can they force anybody to take a vax that the FDA hasn’t even approved? Not that we trust the FDA.

Marc
Marc

It would be one thing if the vax achieved herd immunity, but it has been shown it is a ‘leaky’ vax that cannot inherently achieve herd immunity. So, what really is the point of forcing the vax?

Sonienne
Sonienne

Precisely. I lived in a gated golf community. On the very rare occasions when some acquaintance at the club asks if I’ve been “vaccinated”, I say “Yeah, I still have that funny round scar on my upper arm all these years later.”

Texas is the best
Texas is the best

it is not a vaccine! it is their brand of medicine that should not be forced on any human. EVER!

ono
ono

SCREAMING! The Poison Poke does not work!

If it worked, the poked folk should be protected, instead they are IMPERILED!

pikaljuice
pikaljuice

I know religious liberties are important, but why can’t we just focus on LIBERTY?

“I don’t want to take it, because I don’t wanna. That’s my reason. It might be because of my religion or it might be because I don’t want to. MYOB, and FJB!”

Marc
Marc

The good news is the enemy is finally revealing itself.

ono
ono

It’s becoming very apparent that’s why Trump went politely quietly off stage – to let them HANG THEMSELVES – the gangrene is too pervasive – Amputation ahead.

The Jan 6 False Flag event is DISGUSTING! What SCUM & FILTH are running this country 6 ft under!

p
p

…and that is reason enough! I DON’T WANT IT! IT IS DANGEROUS AND INEFFECTIVE!!!! See Dr. Peter McCullough’s excellent speech about this entire madness.

CenTex Patriot
CenTex Patriot

They need to be sued over the mandatory testing also. That is a violation of their constitutional rights.

Catalina
Catalina

Yes, absolutely. To put it in terms maybe a few Leftists could even grasp:

imagine it is the early 80s and HIV tests were being mandated at your work (remember how little we were allowed to know about transmission). Instead of vaccination status being demanded to be disclosed, it was your sexual habits, inclinations, and history.

Can you imagine any employer’s policy of contact tracing sexual partners? If you had unprotected sex in the last week, you had to self-isolate? HIV can take up to 6 months post-exposure to show a positive test.

Obviously It’s not an exact parallel, but you can begin to see how absurd this all is. In the above scenario, there would be shrieking and gnashing of teeth about overreach and rights violations.

Uncle Chop
Uncle Chop

In this ocean of madness we find ourselves in, every once in a while we come across a few drops of sanity. Sadly, they are too few and too far inbetween.

FUA and FJB

Diocletian
Diocletian

This human sea, waves break against the shores of truth.

The Patriot
The Patriot

We need a tidal wave of blockages!

Kris
Kris
Dennis
Dennis

Judge Mark Pittman is the new Progressive/Communist target.
F the commies.

kevin
kevin

If you allow these mandates to happen in your company than you are no better than slaves.

Doug
Doug

F United Airlines

United Airlines
United Airlines

F Doug

Sonienne
Sonienne

Keep the sing song going: F u-NI-ted, clap clap clapclapclap.

PatriotX
PatriotX

This is a good step but people that don’t feel comfortable for other reasons other than religion or medical should not be forced to get the mRNA serum.. where are the people standing up for them!

Catalina
Catalina

Religion is by definition a belief system. ANY system.

And yes, I agree, and find it ridiculous they want belief statements and pastor’s backing presented as proof.

If one belongs to the church of self-preservation, you wouldn’t take the lethal injections, period.

University of MN Duluth student took on the U and won on this very point:

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MNHOUSEGOP/bulletins/2f6a05c

Joeytwoshoes
Joeytwoshoes

Crack in the wall, or crack in Hunters pipe?

FJB

Anonymous_Isnt_Anonymous
Anonymous_Isnt_Anonymous

Brandon can’t be happy about this

HMC/USN/Ret
HMC/USN/Ret

Brandon is unaware of any of this. Or anything else. He’s in a persistent vegetative state. Nothing new with this lump.

clem
clem

We need the dominos to start to fall.

Grande Jakey
Grande Jakey

Let’s hope this stands. As a pilot my career hangs by a thread.

Gearstar
Gearstar

If your company is doing this, stand your ground and everyone needs to coordinate against and sue the crap out of these companies

Tito
Tito

Boo YA! SUCK ON THAT BRANDON!

Lesko Brandon
Lesko Brandon

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prtomr
prtomr

I like the photo of the SWA plane with the “Don’t Tread On Me” flag hanging out the FO’s window.

ono
ono

Gangrene galore!

MAGAAGAIN
MAGAAGAIN

Some sanity?