Do employees lose their right to compensation without a booster?

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Employees and the self-employed can lose their right to compensation in the event of loss of earnings if they do not have a booster vaccination. © Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa/archive image

In principle, employees who are infected with Corona or who are suspected of being infected are entitled to compensation if they are prohibited from working. However, this could be omitted in the absence of a booster vaccination.

Berlin – Employees and the self-employed can lose their entitlement to compensation for loss of earnings if they do not have full vaccination protection through a third-party corona vaccination and have to be in quarantine. This is the result of an expert report by the Bundestag’s scientific services, which the Bundestag published on the Internet and which the “Bild” newspaper first reported on.

Compensation only with booster?

The Infection Protection Act actually grants people who are infected or suspected of being infected and who are therefore prohibited from exercising their previous employment a claim for monetary compensation. The Bundestag services point out that according to the law, compensation is no longer available if such a ban could have been avoided by taking advantage of a vaccination. The lack of a booster or booster vaccination can also lead to the exclusion of compensation for loss of earnings if this is a publicly recommended vaccination.

Refresher recommended

The Standing Vaccination Commission recommends a Covid-19 booster vaccination, as the parliamentary experts explain. However, according to their “brief information”, it still depends on the federal states: only if the highest state health authorities issue a public recommendation for booster vaccinations based on the recommendation of the vaccination commission is it a publicly recommended protective vaccination within the meaning of the Infection Protection Act. The two-page report does not contain an overview of the recommendations of the state health authorities or the number of people who may be affected. dpa

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