Just Do It: Nike Will Reportedly Start Firing Unvaccinated Employees This Weekend

Nike is reportedly set to terminate the contracts of unvaccinated workers starting as early as this weekend.

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The firm has already had a vaccine mandate in place since October, however now, they’re going to behave on it. According to studies from Complex, Nike will hearth unvaccinated workers who haven’t acquired a medical or non secular exemption on Saturday, January 15.

“You failed to complete the verification process and our records show that you do not have an approved (exemption),” reads an e-mail despatched to a Nike worker final week. “As a result, you are not in compliance with the Policy and your employment is scheduled to be terminated on Saturday, January 15, 2022.”

Another sportswear firm, Columbia, will make an identical transfer starting February 1, based on the identical report. Still, neither firm have issued statements in response to the report as of now.

Nike initially deliberate to have workers return to work on January 10 on a hybrid schedule, however these plans have been scrapped because of the unfold of the brand new COVID variants with a brand new return date but to be introduced.

“We do believe over time that with innovation and a strong brand, we want to go to a hybrid model,” Nike CEO John Donahoe stated throughout final month’s earnings name. “As you know, in the United States we have mandated vaccines and have a very high response rate to that. So we’re ready to come back in a hybrid work environment when that’s safe.”

As an increasing number of corporations make use of vaccine mandates, hopefully, extra individuals will get vaccinated.


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