In what is believed to be one of the first examples of a corporation terminating employees for being unvaccinated, CNN reportedly fired three workers who had been coming into the office without receiving the vaccine.
The New York Times writes:
CNN had said this year that employees would need to be vaccinated against the virus in order to return to its American offices. The network has been relying on an honor system rather than requiring proof of vaccination status.
“In the past week, we have been made aware of three employees who were coming to the office unvaccinated. All three have been terminated,” CNN’s president, Jeff Zucker, wrote in an internal memo on Thursday that The New York Times obtained. “Let me be clear — we have a zero-tolerance policy on this.”
Many large companies have said they will require employees to be vaccinated when workers return to the office. CNN had planned to return to the office on after Labor Day but that move has been postponed due to the increase in Covid cases.