WWE Respond To Accusations Made By Anonymous Employee Claiming To Being Forced To Work Recent TV Tapings
"The accusations aren't true," the statement begins...
Earlier today it was revealed that a WWE employee named John submitted a public comment for the record at the Orange County Board of County Commissioners meeting.
John said he was being forced to work during the company's TV tapings of late and he was not comfortable approaching WWE with his concerns out of fear that he would be fired.
The public comment was as follows: "My employer World Wrestling Entertainment aka WWE is forcing me to work TV tapings for weekly shows despite stay-at-home orders for coronavirus. I am unable to speak out as I need this job and I know I will be fired if I approach my higher-ups. Despite sanitary precautions, we cannot maintain social distancing and have to touch other people. I request the government to shut down these tapings and enforce the stay-at-home order so my colleagues and I may follow social distancing rules without fear or repercussion of losing our jobs."
WWE have responded to the accusations, issuing the following statement to PWInsider:
"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."