Corona in Saxony: If you don’t vaccinate, you will be transferred! | Regional

Bad Düben (Saxony) – It is a topic in many companies: How do you deal with vaccination refusals in your own company? The Bad Düben construction and building services department is now threatened with the following: Those who do not get vaccinated must expect to be transferred!

The letter from the management to 350 employees quickly circulated on the Internet. Consequence: A wave of hate messages – although there is no threat of resignation, but only of a transfer to jobs with less customer contact.

“Disgusting, fascist writing”, “I hope you will soon go bankrupt”, “1933 could only come about through actions like yours”, it says in the e-mails. Further consequences of the letter: long-term customers have terminated contracts with construction and building services, competitors are wooing staff away.

What did the company management think with their vaccination letter? Personnel manager Falk Stolpe (45) reports to BILD that two important employees are suffering from Long Covid. And: “Around 80 colleagues have been absent in the last few months because they fell ill or had to be in quarantine.” They want to protect colleagues and, above all, customers.

The company is also suffering financially from the Corona failures. Stolpe: “We pay in advance for continued wages in quarantine. For the reimbursement applications from February, we only received a receipt on September 2nd. A huge burden for a medium-sized company. “

The company in Bad Düben has around 350 employees, 270 work in the field

Photo: Alexander Schumann

Is the threat of transfer legally tenable? Lawyer Franziska Drescher from the “Kündigungsschutzkanzlei Fink & Partner” (Leipzig) to BILD: “Since there is no statutory vaccination requirement, the employer is not entitled to put pressure on his employees and threaten them with transfers if they fail to do so.

However, the employer may differentiate between vaccinated and unvaccinated employees if, for example, B. go to the use of common areas such as the canteen.