The Associated Press reports:
Kroger, the country’s biggest traditional grocery chain, is ending some benefits for unvaccinated workers as big employers attempt to compel more of their workforce to become vaccinated with cases of COVID-19 again rising.
Unvaccinated workers will no longer be eligible to receive up to two-weeks paid emergency leave if they become infected, a company spokesperson confirmed Tuesday. That policy was put into place last year when vaccines were unavailable.
The Cincinnati company also confirmed changes for non-union or management. Unvaccinated workers in that category will pay a monthly $50 surcharge for their company health plan.
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NEW: Kroger says COVID-19 paid leave will no longer be available to unvaccinated employees who contract the virus, according to a company spokesperson.
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