When the coronavirus pandemic forced WWE to move all of its programming to the Performance Center and Full Sail University, the company told all employees that they did not have to work during the pandemic if they were uncomfortable doing so and they would not be fired.
Despite this, some WWE employees seemingly don't trust the higher-ups in the company as Dave Meltzer reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that he has spoken to "several people" in the wrestling behemoth who have said they are not comfortable about working at the moment, but are worried about taking WWE up on their offer to stay home for "job security reasons." Meltzer also noted people shared their concerns before the company released 36 Superstars and furloughed other members of staff.
Meltzer's report comes after a person claiming to be a WWE employee told the Orange County Board of County Commissioners that they were being forced to work TV tapings but could not bring their concerns to the company as they thought they would be fired.
WWE denied the accusations were true soon after and issued the following statement: "These accusations aren't true. Employees know they can confidentially go to Human Resources, not the public. Notwithstanding the appropriate protocol, no one would be fired if they were uncomfortable with their surroundings. We’ve made accommodations for individuals upon request."