Yes, the headline you read is true.
Nike is clearly NOT playing games when it comes to surviving this pandemic. The iconic sports brand recently notified employees that it’ll be terminating their employment by Saturday, January 15th, for not meeting the company’s deadline for COVID-19 vaccination (or valid exemption). From their huge main campus in Beaverton, this email was sent to staff that aren’t vibing with the vax:
“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 15th, 2022.”
So far, Nike’s warehouse in Memphis and retail stores are not included in this policy. With their headquarters being here in Oregon, mainly corporate staff will be affected by this. However, the Memphis warehouse did have to shut down a few times during this pandemic because of infected workers. Stay tuned for updates and stay safe.