Those Google employees who have not been vaccinated by January 13 will be sent on compulsory leave, and if they do not get vaccinated and certified after 30 days, their contract will be suspended for up to six months and then terminated.
According to an internal memo obtained by CNBC, the law covers all employees who are subject to the Biden government’s mandatory vaccination law. Google had previously announced that the company’s employees must send their vaccine card to the company by December 4, or if they can not get the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, get approval from the company. Anyone who fails to do so by January 14th will be sent on 30 days of compulsory paid leave. If they do not comply with the rules after this period, their contract will be suspended for up to six months without pay and then terminated.
Google defends compulsory vaccination
“As we said before, vaccination is one of the most important ways to keep our workplace safe and our service,” said Google spokeswoman Laura Lee Erickson. We are committed to helping people who can get vaccinated get the vaccine as much as possible. “And we strongly defend our [compulsory] vaccination law.”
The law may make exceptions and allow people to be transferred to specific occupations that do not require vaccination, CNBC reports. Google has now asked all employees who come to the company’s offices to get vaccinated. The company says regular corona testing alone is not an acceptable way to replace the vaccine.
Google has not yet announced when employees will have to return to offices following the Corona Amicron outbreak, but expects most staff to do at least part of their work in person. CNBC says even telecommuters should be vaccinated if the Biden Compulsory Vaccination Act is finalized.