T-MOBILE will fire any corporate staff members who are unvaccinated on April 2, according to a leaked internal memo.
The note was obtained by Bloomberg after it was emailed to US employees of the nation’s second-largest wireless carrier.
According to the memo, “office employees” who haven’t had their first Covid-19 vaccine dose by February 21 will be put on unpaid leave.
The policy will affect nearly all members of T-Mobile staff.
T-Mobile’s chief human resources officer, Deeanne King, wrote in the email: “Affected employees who do not become fully vaccinated and obtain a Magenta Pass (an internal digital pass that requires proof of vaccination) by April 2nd will be separated from T-Mobile.”
She added: “We have weighed the issue carefully with the benefit of input from our medical advisors and insights from many other large companies with similar policies, and it’s clear that this is the right thing to do to help save lives and prevent serious illness.
“While we hope every affected employee will be vaccinated and return to their workplace, we understand that for some, this means you must make a deeply personal decision. Uniting around this plan helps us all move forward with greater clarity and safety for our community.”
This leaked memo makes T-Mobile one of the largest US companies to threaten unvaccinated workers.
Staff will soon have to show proof of their vaccinations.
However, according to Phone Arena, they could still refuse the vaccine on religious or personal grounds and be allowed to work.
Most in-store workers and field technicians will also be able to continue working without having two Covid-19 vaccines by April 2.
All T-Mobile retail staff are still required to wear masks.
This rule has been in place since last month.
We have reached out to T-Mobile for comment.
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