Just when you thought things couldn’t get more insane, a Louisiana company has sent a memo to employees saying they plan to fine any employee with a spouse who refuses to be vaccinated for COVID.
Ochsner Health Systems is a New Orleans-based health provider. Employees received a memo this week explaining that their paychecks would begin to be docked if they carry a spouse on their insurance plan who is unvaccinated. A Twitter user posted a copy of the memo to social media on Thursday morning.
The company claims that it cannot be characterized as a mandate because Ochsner employees have the option of seeking medical insurance outside of their network.
But let’s think about how utterly chilling (and probably illegal) this mandate – and yes, it is a mandate because a rose by any other name and all that – truly is.