Some customers are vowing to boycott Carhartt products after a January 14 internal memo from CEO Mark Valade surfaced on social media.
Despite the ruling, Valade wrote, Carhartt would maintain its corporate policy of requiring its 5,500 workers to be vaccinated.
"The ruling does not change Carhartt's mandatory vaccination program, which went into effect on January 4th.".
He added, "An unvaccinated workforce is both a people and business risk that our company is unwilling to take.".
But those who are unvaccinated tend to be higher in Republican-leaning areas, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Another wrote that she was "impressed and I will be purchasing from a company that cares about protecting all its workers.".
"We stand behind our decision because we believe vaccines are necessary to protect our workforce," the company said in the statement. »