An employee of the Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune, has approached the Bombay High Court against a communication by the University compelling employees who are not vaccinated against COVID-19, to go on unpaid leave until they are fully vaccinated [Subrata Mazumdar v. Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar & Ors.]. .The petitioner Subrata Mazumdar, working as a supervisor at the University, received an email from Vidya Yeravdekar, Principal Director of Symbiosis Society last year along with the other employees requesting compliance with COVID vaccination. Mazumdar replied to the email conveying his inability to get vaccinated due to personal health conditions.In January of this year, all employees including the petitioner, again received an email from the Human Resources Department asking them to go on leavs without pay with immediate effect till they individually provide documentary proof of having completed COVID vaccination. Aggrieved, the petitioner filed the present petition in High Court against Yeravdekar, Dr. Bhama Venkatramani, Dean of Administration and Academics and Symbiosis Centre for International Education (SCIE) where he is employed..Advocates Krishna More, Animesh Jadhav and Vasant Takke moved the plea before Vacation Bench of Justices AK Menon and NR Borkar. The Bench adjourned the matter for reply and further hearing on May 13. .The plea pointed out that allowing vaccinated persons to work while sending persons like the petitioner on leave without pay only because of not being vaccinated was in violation of Article 14 of the Constitution. Mazumdar apprised the Court the despite being unvaccinated, he and his family members have not been infected by COVID yet, while some of his vaccinated colleagues contracted the virus. He contended that the email sent was contrary to the Central government's vaccination policy which stated that the vaccination is voluntary for beneficiaries. .Mazumdar, therefore, sought the following reliefs:To declare the email of January 2022 by the University as unconstitutional and illegal;To reinstate his services with the University and compensate him for the losses which he had to suffer due to the employee's actions.