First, IBM and now Adobe have set December 8 as the deadline for all employees to get vaccinated or take unpaid leave.
President Joe Biden’s order for federal contractors to vaccinate all their employees as quickly as possible has prompted US-based multinational corporations to act quickly and demand that their employees are vaccinated as soon as possible or they will suffer the consequences.
As a result, Adobe instructed its employees to receive their photos by December 8 or prepare for unpaid leave.
Gloria Chen, Adobe’s director of human resources, wrote in an email to employees that, according to an internal company survey, 93.5% of Adobe employees have been fully or partially vaccinated.
According to company guidelines, Adobe will consider religious and medical exemptions so that employees are not vaccinated, but others will have to comply with them.
Adobe employs approximately 25,000 people worldwide and more than half of them, or 52%, are part of the US workforce.
Boeing, another US airline, has asked that all of its 1.25 million US employees be vaccinated by Dec. 8, citing Biden’s request. United Airlines ordered its employees to be vaccinated by Sept. 27. Workers were told that those who had not been vaccinated would be fired or sent on unpaid leave.
Likewise, IBM instructed all of its employees to get vaccinated or take unpaid leave before December 8th.
Several multinationals in the United States are already following the trend of making vaccination mandatory for their employees.