Meta threatens to fire employees if they do not work in the office

Meta is going to introduce a stricter regime for employees to stay in the office. This is stated in an internal memo from the tech giant’s head of human resources Lori Goler to Meta employees, writes SFGATE with a link to Insider.

Employees will have to share information about their planned work location with the company using a special internal “Status Tool”. Information about employees’ presence in the office will be checked by company managers.

In case of violations, people will face disciplinary action. In some cases, they may even be fired.

“As with other company policies, repeated violations may result in disciplinary action, up to and including a Performance rating drop and, ultimately, termination if not addressed,” says the working note.

A strict policy is also in place for employees who have been working remotely for a long time. If they appear in the office more than four times in two months outside of major events, they will be transferred to a three-day work week.

“We believe that distributed work will continue to be important in the future, particularly as our technology improves,” a Meta spokesperson said in a statement sent to SFGATE. “In the near-term, our in-person focus is designed to support a strong, valuable experience for our people who have chosen to work from the office, and we’re being thoughtful and intentional about where we invest in remote work.”

Earlier, Meta announced its intention to require employees to work in the office at least three days a week. This plan is to take effect on September 5. In June, the company’s employees were in the office on average 2.2 days a week. Since November, Meta has laid off 21,000 employees, but the company still employs more than 65,000 people.