A judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit had scorching words for his colleagues, who ruled Thursday that a lower court must reconsider its denial of injunction sought by United Airlines employees to halt the company’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

The panel, in an unpublished 80-page per curiam opinion, said United Airlines workers might suffer irreparable injury without an injunction because they would be forced to choose between getting paid and following their religious beliefs.