T-Mobile US Inc will hearth corporate employees who are usually not absolutely vaccinated towards COVID-19 by April 2, in accordance to an inside firm memo posted on the impartial weblog TMOnews.com.
The weblog mentioned T-Mobile’s new coverage was introduced on Friday in an e-mail from its human useful resource chief to all workers. It follows a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Jan. 13 that blocked President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccination-or-testing mandate for big companies.
“Employees who have not yet taken action to receive their first dose and upload proof by February 21 will be placed on unpaid leave,” the weblog quoted the memo as saying. “Affected employees who do not become fully vaccinated … by April 2 will be separated from T-Mobile.”
The memo, addressed to “all employees (excluding international),” said that the vaccine guidelines don’t apply to subject technicians and most in-store retail roles.
In a press release on Saturday, T-Mobile mentioned “we are requiring office workers (with limited exception for certain roles, locations and legally mandated accommodations and exemptions) to be fully vaccinated by April 2.” It added that “badge-controlled offices continue to be accessible only to those who are vaccinated against COVID-19.”
(Reporting by Vanessa O’Connell; enhancing by Grant McCool)