Report: Google Threatens to Fire Unvaccinated Employees

Google employees who don’t adhere to the business’s COVID-19 vaccination policy will reportedly be placed on obligated leave and finally release, according to inner documents obtained by CNBC.

Employees were told to declare their vaccination position and upload documented proof-or obtain a medical or spiritual exemption-by Dec. 3. Those that don’t meet Google’s requirements by the Jan. 18 deadline will be positioned on “paid administrative leave” for thirty days, the memo said.

Pursuing that, the company will hook them up to “unpaid personal leave” for half a year, before eventually firing them. Google declined to comment, instead directing PCMag to a July post from CEO Sundar Pichai outlining the business’s vaccination policy.

Google, however, didn’t outright deny the plan. “As we’ve mentioned before, our vaccination requirements are one of the most crucial ways we will keep our labor force safe and keep our services working,” a spokesperson informed The Verge. “We’re focused on doing everything possible to help our employees who are able to get vaccinated achieve this, and solidly stand behind our vaccination plan.”

Like many major organizations, Google has been forced to delay its go back to mandatory in-office are new COVID variants emerge. But it’s up to local branches when they might need folks to enter into physical offices three times weekly in the new calendar year. All full-time employees are granted thirty days to adapt to the hybrid timetable.

Last month, the Biden administration declared a fresh requirement that companies with 100 or even more employees ensure every worker is “fully vaccinated or tests for COVID-19 on at least a every week basis.” The order happens to be in limbo after a federal government court released a stay last month.

“Anyone getting into a Google building must be fully vaccinated or have an approved accommodation which allows these to work or come inside,” the memo said, as reported by CNBC. Regular assessment is “not really a valid choice,” regarding to Google.

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