Goldman Sachs is asking its U.S. bankers to disclose whether or not they were vaccinated against Covid-19 before a scheduled return to office next week.
In an appointment sent to staff who was spotted by the Financial Times, Goldman told his employees that answers are needed by noon, Eastern time, Thursday.
“Registering your vaccination status allows us to plan a safer return to office for all our people as long as we continue to comply with local public health measures,” the bank said in the memorandum, stating that its content it was first reported by the New York Times.
“While we strongly encourage you to receive a Covid-19 vaccine, we understand that the choice of vaccine is a personal one,” the note reads.
The disclosure required by Goldman is an example of the complexity for employers to ensure a return to office life after the major outage from the coronavirus pandemic.
Goldman aims to carry on The American staff returns to the office on June 14, the bank told employees last month.
Earlier he had told staff that they could voluntarily tell if they were vaccinated or not, and that employees could work in the office without a mask if they had been vaccinated.
US banks such as Goldman have opted for a more aggressive return to office position compared to gradual approach favored by European banks.
The Federal Commission for Equal Employment Opportunities in December clarified this companies could prevent employees from working if they refused to be vaccinated, subject to religious and medical exemptions.