We are 28 employees or former employees fighting United Airlines because of their blatant disregard for the rule of law and our religious convictions. With a heavy hand, United Airlines mandated the use of an experimental EUA (Emergency Use Authorization) product of questionable efficacy in August of 2021. Not only was this mandate violative of our personal religious and medical integrity, but United further illegally told us that if we refused to submit, we would lose our jobs. Not only was this abhorrent to our personal convictions, as it turns out, it is patently against the law for any employer to make such threats.
The law ensures that all persons may refuse experimental drugs, and there shall be no consequence beyond those associated with a medical nexus. Nowhere in the law is job loss a consequence of the lawful refusal to take the experimental drugs. None of the medical products were “approved” by the FDA, but rather, they were “authorized” for emergency use. EUA is only an administrative procedure used to circumvent the extensive and arduous FDA “approval” process. Most of us submitted religious accommodation requests. Some of those requests were denied and those plaintiffs were outright terminated. Others who had religious requests granted were placed on indefinite unpaid leave without any benefits, including medical coverage for healthcare. When the narrative in 2022 changed, United tried to backtrack and invited some employees with religious accommodations to return to work. However, with the caveat that anyone who is religious could be placed back on unpaid leave at the company’s sole discretion. Some plaintiffs did not return, some retired due to hostile working environment, but some did return to work, knowing that at anytime, they could lose their jobs over and over, with no long-term job security.
We are in a David vs. Goliath battle as we bring forward the law against United Airlines and their hostile actions against employees. They have deep pockets, and we expect them to try to run us out of money before justice can be served. We need help from everyone who believes that regardless of your situation, no employer should be able to force you to take any drug to keep your job, especially if it is an experimental one. If United Airlines can get away with ignoring core EUA law, minimizing our religious convictions, and forcing compliance, then every employer will try.
Join us in fighting for our freedoms. We not only fight for the employees at United, but for all Americans. We are standing strong for those who have no voice and those who didn’t know they had a choice. We need to set the precedent for future generations.
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We are pilots, flight attendants, maintenance specialists, technicians, ramp service and customer service specialists and we need your help. Thank you for your generosity and may God Bless you!