Several US media revealed at the end of the month, that Citigroup, one of the largest banking entities in the United States, will fire employees who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 and who do not provide any justification.
According to an internal document released Friday, the bank has set January 14 as the deadline for obtaining a vaccination or providing an exemption for religious, medical or legal reasons, EFE reports.
Anyone who has not been vaccinated and has not provided justification will be suspended, without pay, from January 15 and will be formally fired at the end of the month, according to a document distributed to workers.
A source in the bank, citing “The New York Times”, said that more than 90% of about 65,000 employees of Citigroup in the United States have already been vaccinated.
Citigroup, the third largest bank in the United States, is the first major financial institution to show an intent to fire anyone who has not been vaccinated.
In October, the bank already disclosed that it will require all employees to be vaccinated, based on a decree from the administration led by Joe Biden to vaccinate government-appointed employees.
However, Citigroup did not disclose at the time that it would choose to separate the unvaccinated.
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