At least 600 Google employees signed a manifesto asking their employer to retract the compulsory COVID-19 vaccination mandate ahead of workers returning to offices, APA reports citing Sputnik.
The signed manifesto urges company bosses to create a new vaccine mandate, "inclusive of all Googlers," CNBC reported. The manifesto also asks employees to "oppose the [vaccination] mandate as a matter of principle" and stresses that the policy must not change their decision if they already chose not to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Google, however, stood by its policy in response to the outcry.
"As we’ve stated to all our employees and the author of this document, our vaccination requirements are one of the most important ways we can keep our workforce safe and keep our services running. We firmly stand behind our vaccination policy," a Google spokesperson said as quoted by CNBC.