American multinational company Starbucks has announced that it will no longer require employees to be vaccinated or tested for COVID-19 following a United States Court ruling.
The US Supreme Court overturned the presidential warrant last week Joe Biden against whom vaccination is required coronavirus Or testing employees of companies with more than 100 employees. In the determination, approved by 6 votes to 3, Justice deemed the text signed by Biden was above the powers expected of the executive authority.
According to the Reuters news agency and the ABC News website, earlier this month, Starbucks announced that it would require proof of vaccination against Covid-19 by February 9 or so for about 228,000 employees weekly at its units in the United States. testing will be required. ,
“We respect the court’s decision and will abide by it,” Starbucks COO John Culver wrote in a text sent to workers yesterday. Earlier this month, Culver said it was “Starbucks’ responsibility to do everything we can to help maintain them”. [clientes e funcionários] Create the safest and most secure working environment possible”.
Notwithstanding compliance with the court’s decision, Culver said in yesterday’s document that more than 90% of the company’s employees have already shared their vaccination status and that “the great majority” are fully immunized against COVID-19, without even bringing in vaccination data.
Operations Director Starbucks also highlighted in the text that it encourages the application of vaccinations and booster doses for employees, as well as disclosing the vaccination status of each employee.
The memorandum further states that employees wear surgical masks, not cloth masks, to work – With the highest level of protection against COVID-19 – Which the company will provide.
Despite the court ruling, some companies continue to demand mandatory vaccination or repeated testing of their employees, as is the case. Citigroup Inc.,, One of the largest banks in America.