Kroger to End Paid COVID-19 Leave for Unvaccinated Employees
The grocery store chain said vaccinations are a focus for the company
Kroger, the country's largest traditional grocery store company, will end special paid COVID-19 leave for unvaccinated employees and will charge some of them $50 a month if they remain unprotected, the company said Tuesday.
The Wall Street Journal earlier Tuesday reported the changes in policy for the Cincinnati-based company, which has stores in 35 states.
Kroger said unvaccinated workers who get COVID-19 will no longer be eligible for special paid leave that it put in place last year. The paid leave will still be offered to vaccinated workers who get breakthrough cases.
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