Google may cut pay of any employees who aren’t jabbed, leaked memo suggests

Tech giant Google have warned that they will slash the pay of any employees that don't get vaccinated and could fire them if they don't comply with their new coronavirus rules.

Alphabet Inc, who own the Google and YouTube, will soon begin contacting employees who had not uploaded their status or remained unvaccinated, according to a leaked internal memo reportedly seen by CNBC.

The strict move will apply to all of its 150,000 employees in the United States — even those who work from home.

The memo said that workers who have not provided proof of their vaccination status would be put on a mandatory period of “paid administrative leave” for 30 days.

This will be followed by a more heavy-handed approach when the multi-million pound corporation will place them under “unpaid personal leave” for up to six months, after which their contract would be terminated permanently.

Google have not yet commented on the document, which attributes the decision to recent US government plans and reportedly reads: “We expect that almost all roles at Google in the US will fall within the scope of the executive order.

“Anyone entering a Google building must be fully vaccinated or have an approved accommodation that allows them to work or come onsite."

They added: “Frequent testing is not a valid alternative to vaccination.”

Google currently plans to bring employees back into office three days per week in 2022, but has delayed the date of in-person return several times this year.

It comes not long after US President Joe Biden had his 'vaccine mandate' plan blocked by lawmakers in Washington.

His plan would have ordered companies with 100 or more workers to make sure employees are fully vaccinated or tested regularly.

A recent analysis of job adverts back in the UK showed that listings requiring candidates to be jabbed for a role rose by 189% between August and October.

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