According to reports, Nike has intentions of firing employees who have not received a COVID-19 vaccine starting on January 15, 2022.
Nike sent an email to 14,000 Beaverton-based associates who did not meet the company’s December 1, 2021 vaccination deadline informing them that they will be fired for failing to get vaccinated in time.
“You failed to complete the verification process and our records show that you do not have an approved (exemption). As a result, you are not in compliance with the Policy and your employment is scheduled to be terminated on Saturday, January 15, 2022,” the sports giant wrote in an email to staff.
Employees who are not vaccinated due to medical or religious reasons are exempt.
Nike employees were to return to the office on 10th January 2022 on a hybrid-type schedule. However, because of the highly contagious omicron variant, this date has been postponed indefinitely.