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United Air to Put Some Unvaccinated Workers on Forced Leave (1)

Sept. 8, 2021, 9:52 PM

United Airlines Holdings Inc., bracing for a potential onslaught of Covid-19 cases as the weather turns colder, will require employees with religious and medical exemptions from its vaccine mandate to take a leave of absence.

Unpaid personal or medical leave for exempted employees will begin on Oct. 2, the company said Wednesday. Not all such workers will go without pay, since some of United’s union contracts and employment agreements allow for paid medical leave. Those who aren’t granted exemptions will be terminated.

United said the policy was needed to protect customer and employee safety after a surge in infection ...