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Boeing on Friday suspended its COVID-19 vaccine requirement for U.S. employees, becoming the latest company to drop the rule amid pushback from some employees and in response to a court decision blocking federal mandates.
The plane-making giant said in an internal memo obtained by media outlets that its decision was spurred in part by a court decision blocking President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for federal contractors.
“This decision comes after a detailed review of a U.S. District Court ruling earlier this month that halts the enforcement of a federal executive order requiring vaccinations for federal contractors, a recent Executive Branch directive not to enforce the order on those contractors, and a number of state laws which limit an employer’s ability to impose mandatory vaccine requirements,” the company said in an emailed statement cited by Defense One.
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