Nike is all set to ask employees who don’t adhere to its vaccination policy and COVID vaccine mandate to leave the company
Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic has spread its wings over the world and wrecked havoc on the global stage, the US has emerged as one of the most severe countries. A laggard vaccination rate, vaccine hesitancy, refusal to wear masks and languid government policies have seen the country be fraught with a multitude of COVID positive cases.
Nike To Fire Employees Who Don’t Meet Its COVID Vaccine Mandate
The new variant of the virus, Omicron has now unleashed fresh terror in the country with over a million cases being recorded per day as the country shatters its own records on a daily basis. And given the massive divide in the land over the vaccine, states and companies have been forced to enforce a vaccine mandate to ensure a magnitude of the population gets the requisite shots.
Sporting apparel and goods brand, Nike has opted for a no nonsense approach when it comes to vaccine policy with the brand informing its employees that it’ll be terminating their employment by Saturday, January 15th, for not meeting the company’s deadline for COVID-19 vaccination. An email was sent to staff from the company’s main campus in Beaverton, one which read, “You failed to complete the verification process and our records show that you do not have an approved (exemption). As a result, you are not in compliance with the Policy and your employment is scheduled to be terminated on Saturday, January 15th, 2022.”
Nike’s warehouse in Memphis and retail stores are not currently included in this policy with mainly corporate staff asked to adhere to the mandate.