Compulsory SARS-CoV-2 vaccination at work

The legal consequences of refusing compulsory vaccination at work

Protection against coronavirus at work has been taken to the next level: from 1 November 2021, the current government decree gives employers the right to make the SARS-CoV-2 vaccination compulsory for the safety of their employees.
Many employers are still waiting and weighing up the decision, while employees are either in favor or against the expediency of this measure, depending on their personal convictions.
We have briefly summarized the relevant employment law information in our article in Hungarian, because the legal consequences also have an impact on any subsequent medical treatment.
Naturally, under the government decree, persons exempted on health grounds are not obliged to be vaccinated, but they must prove this to the employer by obtaining a medical opinion from a competent doctor.
The government decree also specifies the form and details of the information to be provided by the employer to employees when imposing the vaccination obligation.
The consequences of not having compulsory vaccination will not only be a period of unpaid leave, but also a suspension of social security. Thus, from the first day onwards, a person sent on unpaid leave for refusing vaccination will no longer be eligible for health care coverage. This is particularly important during the pandemics. We have described in detail what this means and what to do in this situation. For information in English please contact us.
Let’s look out for each other and let’s keep ourselves informed carefully.