Friday 29 October 2021
There is no legal basis
Corporations are demanding 3G mandatory for employees
The first German companies are introducing 2G or 3G rules, although there is no legal basis for this. From the point of view of DAX corporations and large family businesses, this would be urgently needed. Continental, for example, sees this as the consistent continuation of the public rules.
In view of the rapidly increasing number of corona infections, the first large companies in Germany are calling on politicians to introduce a statutory 3G rule for offices and production halls. This is the result of a “Handelsblatt” survey among selected Dax companies and large family businesses. This means that only those who have been vaccinated, those who have recovered or those who have tested negative would have access to companies.
“Clear legal requirements from the legislature would be very helpful,” the insurance company Allianz told the newspaper. Taking vaccinations into account when protecting against infection should therefore have a positive effect on the infection process in the cold season. 3G would also be the “preferred solution” for the Vonovia real estate group.
According to “Handelsblatt”, the automotive supplier Continental pleaded for 3G in the office as a “consistent continuation of the public corona regulations”. The energy company RWE would “welcome the introduction of a legal framework for a 3G rule”. The engine manufacturer MTU and the household appliance manufacturer Miele demanded, according to the information, uniform nationwide regulations.
3G applies at SAP
According to the report, the first companies have already imposed 3G or 2G rules for their company buildings without a clear legal basis. At the chemical company Bayer, for example, employees in laboratories or parts of production can voluntarily apply the 2G rule to work together again without distance or mask or hold meetings in person. This is allowed because employees can reveal their vaccination status to the employer on a voluntary basis.
According to the “Handelsblatt” survey, other companies have introduced 3G restrictions: Since the beginning of October, SAP has only allowed access to those who have been vaccinated, tested or recovered.