Ever since the State of Florida went back on their decision to exclude the WWE from their list on non-essential businesses, there have been a lot of questions.
For example, why the change of heart?
Is this all above board?
Is WWE forcing employees to work against their will?
Well, according to Jon Alba, the award winning sports journalist and host, the answer to that last question might be yes.
In a series of tweets, Alba has said;
At Tuesday's Orange County Board of County Commissioners meeting, a #WWE employee named "John" submitted public comment they're being "forced to work" TV tapings despite stay at home orders. Says he's unable to speak out and feels he will be fired if he approaches his higher-ups. pic.twitter.com/UJTvX1RGc7
— Jon Alba (@JonAlba) April 21, 2020
Which in itself is damning enough, but he carries on;
And finishes up with;
We should say that this is all coming from an anonymous source named “John” so you can take that however you want, but it’s safe to say that this whole situation has been surrounded in a cloud of suspicion from the outset and if what “John” is saying is true, then it paints the company in a horrible light.
Being afraid to speak up against a decision that you not only feel is stupid, but very possibly life-threatening because you’re convinced you’ll lose your job if you do, really shouldn’t happen in this day and age.
Especially in a company as big as WWE.