The US television station CNN has laid off three employees. You had come to work unvaccinated against Covid – 19. In doing so, they violated the company guidelines, so the reasoning.
In a letter to the employees, CNN boss Jeff Zucker informed them of the termination. In it he emphasized that vaccinations are mandatory for working in the office and in contact with other colleagues at CNN. “Let me be clear – we have a zero-tolerance policy here,” Zucker wrote. The AP news agency has received the letter. CNN reporter Oliver Darcy had previously reported the dismissal in a tweet.
Most of the CNN offices are already open on a voluntary basis. According to Zucker, more than a third of employees have returned from their home office. Dealing with the vaccination certificate has so far been based on trust. But that could change in the coming weeks.
The CNN boss said that in the offices in Atlanta , Washington and Los Angeles it is compulsory to wear a mask – except when employees eat, drink or stay in a closed private room. The company-wide return to the office, originally planned for September 7, will also be postponed to early or mid-October, according to CNN.