IBM says all U.S. employees must be vaccinated by Dec. 8 or face unpaid suspension

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  • IBM this week told US employees that they must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8 or face an unpaid suspension.
  • The company will accept medical and religious exemptions for employees who cannot or cannot get vaccinated.

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IBM this week told US employees that they must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8 or face an unpaid suspension.

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The company told workers that, as a government contractor, it must comply with President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for federal contractors.

“As a federal contractor, it is a business imperative for IBM to comply with this mandate,” the company said in a memo sent to employees this week. “In light of this requirement, policies from many of our customers and partners, and easier access to vaccines nationwide, we will now require all IBM US employees to be fully immunized by December 8, 2021, in order to work with IBM. “

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Unlike some companies such as United Airlines, IBM’s vaccination policy excludes unvaccinated employees. But those who refuse vaccination will not be paid after December 8 until they have completed their vaccination.

An IBM spokesperson told Businesshala in a statement that the company will consider religious and medical exemptions for employees who cannot receive the vaccine.

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