Covid-19 – What employers in Hungary need to keep in mind

Last updated: 30 March 2020

Can we make it public within the company that one of our employees has been diagnosed with the disease?

If our employee has been diagnosed with the disease after returning from a holiday from abroad and has not been working since then, nor has been in contact with another employee, then we cannot make his or her illness public within the company. If our employee was infected while he or she was working, it is reasonable to inform those colleagues who may have been in contact with the patient. However, even in this case it will not be justifiable to inform all staff working at different premises or in separate buildings. If we provide information in-house revealing the name, we must first inform our sick worker about this. Also, we must ensure that the human dignity of our employee is not compromised by this situation and that only the name of the patient is published.