Related companies are demanding that all its employees get vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a report by the New York Post.
The company’s 4,000 employees have until August 31 to make their first injection. Those who do not comply will be fired.
Related Companies is a New York-based real estate company with desks in Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington DC, South Florida, London and Abu Dhabi.
The company is the latest real estate company in New York City to require vaccines.
Last month, the Durst organization announced it was making vaccines mandatory for its non-union employees.
The Durst Organization is a New York-based company that has been in existence for over 100 years. The company develops, builds, owns and manages commercial and residential properties that span New York City, Dutchess County and Philadelphia. Their portfolio of buildings includes 114 West 47th Street, One Bryant Park, and One Five One.
The Durst organization will demand that its non-union employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 by September 6, according to the To post.
Unlike the Durst organization, related companies will require unionized employees to be vaccinated as well.
“There are exemptions to this policy only for good faith medical or religious reasons,” the Post quoted in the related note. “[Human resources] will review all requests for exemptions and those for which exemptions have been granted will require regular PCR testing.
As the Delta variant continues to spread, more and more companies are requiring their employees to get vaccinated.
Just last week The Washington Post reported that big companies Facebook, Google, Lyft and Slack are requiring employees to return to the office to be vaccinated.
“I hope these measures will give everyone greater peace of mind when the offices reopen,” Google CEO Sundar Pichai said in a statement.
Walmart and Disney have also updated their vaccination policies. According to a report by The New York Times, Walmart will now require employees at its headquarters as well as managers who travel to the United States to be vaccinated. At Disney, salaried and non-union hourly workers in the United States will need to be vaccinated.
In addition to businesses, local governments are also starting to crack down on vaccines. Earlier this morning, Mayor Bill de Blasio announcement that New York City will require proof of vaccination for people entering restaurants, fitness centers and indoor venues.
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