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Two Religious United Workers Win New Look at Covid Vaccine Rule

Feb. 17, 2022, 8:35 PM

United Airlines Inc. must again defend against an attempt by religious employees to temporarily block enforcement of the company’s Covid-19 vaccination mandate, a divided Fifth Circuit ruled Thursday.

A federal district court in Texas got it wrong when it found David Sambrano and Genise Kincannon can’t show the sort of irreparable harm needed for a preliminary injunction under federal law, the 2-1 court said.

It’s “extraordinary and rare” that an injury covered by federal workplace discrimination law can’t be remedied after prevailing in a lawsuit,the court said.

But the “ongoing coercion” Sambrano and Kincannon face in being pressured to give ...