Morgan Stanley has announced that it will require all staff to be fully vaccinated in order to return to its offices in New York from next month.
According to a memo seen by the Financial Times, the bank will require full-time, part-time, contractors, clients and visitors “to attest to being fully vaccinated” by July 12th.
Furthermore, a source told reporters that all Morgan Stanley staff in the entire country will have to provide evidence of their vaccination status via an internal tool by July 1.
The report also notes that Morgan Stanley has put into place “vaccinated only” workspaces in its offices which will be expanded before next month.
Last week CEO James Gorman reportedly told staff that “If you can go into a restaurant in New York City, you can come into the office and we want you in the office.”
Gorman added that he expects all workers to be back before September 6 and bragged that 90% have already been vaccinated.
Last week it was also revealed that Goldman Sachs has made it compulsory for staff to disclose their vaccination status.
The bank will allow unvaccinated staff into its offices, but they will have to wear masks and stick to social distancing rules.
A letter to Goldman staff by higher ups, obtained by the New York Times, notes “Registering your vaccination status allows us to plan for a safer return to the office for all of our people as we continue to abide by local public health measures.”
These are just two examples of companies ‘incentivising’ employees to get vaccinated after the government issued guidance on how much pressure firms can put on workers to be vaccinated.
The guidance says that “an employer may offer an incentive to employees to voluntarily provide documentation or other confirmation of a vaccination received in the community.”
Earlier today, EEOC posted updated and expanded technical assistance related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including answers to FAQs concerning vaccinations in the employment context. https://t.co/wUWNs6bG3L
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Some companies, such as Delta airlines, have gone even further, announcing that they will not hire anyone who has not been vaccinated.