Verdict: Without income, no sick pay for the self-employed |

The pandemic has caused many self-employed people to lose their orders. This means a lack of income for the moment, but has other consequences. For example in case of illness.

If you were self-employed during the pandemic and had no orders and therefore no profit, you are not entitled to sick pay if you become unable to work afterwards. This is the verdict of the Berlin Social Court (AZ: S 56 KR 1969/20), to which the Working Group on Social Law in the German Lawyers’ Association refers. Although the self-employed have state…

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