T-Mobile US announced that it would be terminating corporate employees who didn’t provide proof that they were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by April 2.
According to The Washington Examiner the company sent out a memo, informing employees of the new policy, via the head of their human resources department.
That email was obtained by Bloomberg, who reported that the email informed those employees who had not received their first dose of the vaccine by Feb. 21 that they will be placed on unpaid leave.
“Affected employees who do not become fully vaccinated and obtain a Magenta [internal digital] Pass by April 2 will be separated from T-Mobile,” Deeanne King, T-Mobile’s chief human resources officer, said in the memo.
While some exemptions will be made for medical and religious reasons, a statement from T-Mobile confirmed its vaccination deadline for office staff.
“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 2,” the statement said.
Additionally, the memo outlined the rules for those in customer service centers to “avoid impact to customer experience.” The policy will still extend to support employees who will still have to show proof of the first dose of a vaccine by Feb. 21, but they will not be placed on unpaid leave.
These updated vaccination requirements are not said to apply to field technicians or in-store retail employees, according to the memo.
“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,” King wrote.