T-Mobile to fire unvaccinated corporate employees
King added, “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.”
T-Mobile is one of the bigger companies in the country to threaten that workers who do not get vaccinated will lose their jobs. American Express, for example, has told its staff that those who fail to get vaccinated will be forced to work remotely.
Those who fail to have the vaccination due to medical or religious reasons will be allowed to continue working without getting jabbed. T-Mobile confirmed the deadline as laid out in the memo by issuing a statement that reads, “T-Mobile’s badge-controlled offices continue to be accessible only to those who are vaccinated against COVID-19 and we have shared with employees that we are requiring office workers to be fully vaccinated by April 2nd.”
By April 2nd, when the company plans on bringing all representatives back to work on-site or through a hybrid experience, T-Mobile’s staff must show proof that they have had a full vaccination. The memo does not apply to most in-store retail personnel and technicians in the field. While the latter employees are not forced to get the vaccinations and tested, T-Mobile is encouraging that they get jabbed and tested regularly.
T-Mobile retail employees have to wear a mask but do not need to be vaccinated
The employees that you’ll meet inside a T-Mobile store may not be vaccinated, but they are required to wear a mask. In the email, T-Mobile said, “We have weighed this issue carefully with the benefit of input from our medical advisers and insights from many other large companies with similar policies and its clear that this is the right thing to do help save lives and prevent serious illness.”
The missive continued, “As we move into this next phase, all our badge-controlled offices remain open and our vaccinated-only policy still applies to these locations. While we encourage you to come in when you can, we will continue to be flexible on returning to the office while case counts remain high.”