The Hershey chocolate corporation has given its employees a wonderful bonus to end the month of January. They decided to fire every one of their office workers who were not vaccinated.
The Hershey Company has begun firing office workers who did not get vaccinated against COVID-19. On the way out the door, Hershey is asking employees to sign a nine-page confidentiality and release agreement that would remove their rights to sue the company or talk about their experience.
Although their signature comes with a “special separation payment,” many have not signed the agreement and won’t get the money. Employees say the payment was determined by an algorithm and for some, amounted to just over two months’ pay.
Who would sign a non-disclosure agreement for a measly two month’s pay?
Yeah, if I were one of their employees, and they asked me to sign a non-disclosure agreement, I’d tell then to go f**k themselves, but that’s just me.
[Fired employee Kim] Durham asked for a religious accommodation in August and assumed she would get it.
“I thought this was behind me until September when I met with an HR representative. It was an interrogation on your religious beliefs. They twisted your words and tried to put words in your mouth. It was terrible. I was asked such personal questions that had nothing to do with religion.”
Many of the employees asked for a religious exemption, and to the knowledge of those interviewed, not one exemption was given. Zero. None.
Everyone interviewed mentioned being troubled by similar questions during the meetings, usually held with an immediate supervisor and someone from HR, such as:
Have you ever been vaccinated? Are your children vaccinated? How do you protect yourself when you leave your home? How often do you go to church? Do you take Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Tums, or Midol? If so, how can you say that you’re truly a religious person, because a lot of those medicines also have the same ingredients as the vaccine?
One of the HR drones allegedly stated, “[T]he Pope is vaccinated, and he says that the greatest gift you can give your community is to be vaccinated as well.” I mean, are you f**king kidding me?
I’m usually not a person to call for boycotts because I know they rarely work, but I doubt I’ll be rushing to the Hershey aisle anytime soon.