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Los Alamos Lab Workers Must Arbitrate Vaccine Mandate Claims

Nov. 8, 2021, 7:53 PM

Workers at Los Alamos National Laboratory who were placed on leave under the lab’s mandatory Covid-19 vaccination policy must arbitrate their legal challenge, a federal court in New Mexico said Monday, rejecting the workers’ bid for court-ordered reinstatement to their positions.

The federally funded research and development center required employees to get vaccinated by Oct. 15. The eight plaintiffs received religious accommodations but were placed on leave “until an accommodation that will not unduly burden the operations at LANL or other employees has been identified.” If they didn’t have any paid leave remaining, they were placed on unpaid leave.

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