Adobe mulls unpaid leave for unvaccinated staff

Adobe mulls unpaid leave for unvaccinated staff

 

 

Software company Adobe told U.S. employees Friday that they have to be vaccinated against Covid-19 by Dec. 8 or they will be placed on unpaid leave.

 

In an email to employees, Adobe said the policy was due to President Biden’s executive order; for federal contractors to have all employees vaccinated.

The email, which was sent by Adobe’s Chief People Officer Gloria Chen; also said that 93.5% of U.S. employees who responded to an internal company survey already said they were fully vaccinated or going through their series of vaccines.

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Chen said Adobe would consider religious and medical exemptions for employees who can’t get the vaccine.

 

An Adobe spokesperson confirmed the contents of Chen’s email.

 

The policy echoes that of IBM, which also told U.S. employees this month that they’d have to be vaccinated or go on unpaid leave due to Biden’s executive order.

 

Meanwhile, in a call, US President Joe Biden and French counterpart Emmanuel Macron discussed strengthening European defenses.

 

The statement said, the two leaders “discussed efforts to enable a stronger and more capable European defense while ensuring complementarity with NATO.”

 

The two leaders are due to meet in Rome later this month.

 

The statement said Biden looked forward to the chance to “take stock of the many areas of US-France cooperation; and reinforce our shared interests.” The French presidency also issued a similar statement.

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