© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A T-Mobile logo is seen on the store door of a store in Manhattan, New York, USA, April 30, 2018. REUTERS / Shannon Stapleton
(Reuters) – T-Mobile US (NASDAQ 🙂 Inc will fire corporate employees who have not been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by April 2, according to an internal company memo published on the independent blog TMOnews.com.
The blog said T-Mobile’s new policy was announced Friday in an email from its chief of staff to all employees. It follows a January 13 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that blocked President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccination or testing mandate for large corporations.
“Employees who have not yet taken action to receive their first dose and upload proof by February 21 will be put on unpaid leave,” the blog quoted in the memo. “Affected employees who are not fully vaccinated … before April 2 will be separated from T-Mobile.”
The memo, addressed to “all employees (except internationally),” stated that the vaccine rules do not apply to field technicians and most retail roles in the store.
In a statement Saturday, T-Mobile said that “we demand that office workers (with limited exceptions for certain roles, locations and statutory housing and exceptions) be fully vaccinated by April 2.” It added that “badge-controlled offices remain available only to those vaccinated against COVID-19.”
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