A termination due to a corona quarantine ordered by the health department is ineffective in the opinion of the Cologne labor court.

The court upheld the complaint of the affected employee of a roofing company, as emerged from a communication on Wednesday.

The chamber found the termination to be “immoral” and “unfaithful”.

The court justified its verdict last Thursday, saying that the employee “merely adhered to the official quarantine order”.

To make matters worse, in the opinion of the Chamber, the employer "expressly" asked his employees to come to work contrary to the quarantine instruction. The plaintiff went into quarantine at home in October as the contact person for his girlfriend's brother who tested positive for the coronavirus. His employer doubted the quarantine order and suspected that the employee just wanted to "avoid" work.

France is expected to slowly relax its strict corona measures from the beginning of May.

The movement restrictions are to be lifted on May 3rd, announced government spokesman Gabriel Attal on Wednesday after a government meeting chaired by President Emmanuel Macron.

The plans would still be concretized.

The first effects of the measures are noticeable, said Attal.

"We could be at the peak or shortly before it," he said with a view to the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The pressure on the hospitals is still extremely high.


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