Google threatens vaccine refusers with loss of salary and dismissal
Google has told its employees that they will lose their salaries – and eventually be fired – if they do not comply with the company’s Covid-19 vaccination policy. This is said to be contained in internal documents that TV channel ‘CNB’ has accessed.
In a memo distributed by management, employees were given until December 3 to declare their vaccination status or request a medical or religious exemption. After that date, employees who had not uploaded their status or had not been vaccinated would be contacted, as would those whose exemption requests had not been approved.
The memo also stated that employees who have not complied with vaccination rules by the January 18 deadline would be placed on “paid administrative leave” for thirty days. After that, the company will put them on “unpaid personal leave” for up to six months, followed by dismissal.
President Joe Biden’s administration has ordered U.S. companies with 100 or more employees to ensure that their employees are fully vaccinated or regularly tested for Covid-19 by January 18. Thus, although this order is not in effect for the time being by order of a federal judge, Google still plans to comply.