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United's 'Disdain' for Vaccine Objectors Is Criticized by Judge

United Continental Holdings Inc. Operations After Passenger Forcibly Removed From Flight
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A federal judge in Texas blasted United Airlines Inc. for its treatment of employees with religious objections to the company’s coronavirus vaccine mandate, saying its use of indefinite unpaid leave to accommodate the workers is a “trifling pittance.”

While U.S. District Judge Mark Pittman in Fort Worth on Monday denied a request by the workers to put the mandate on hold, he said he was “disturbed by United’s seemingly calloused approach to its employees’ deeply personal concerns with injecting a foreign substance into their bodies.”