Use of the Coronavirus Alert App in the Employment Relationship in Germany

In Germany, a Corona Alert App has been deployed. If a user tests positive for COVID-19, it’s entirely up to the user to share the test result via the app. Employees are at liberty to use the app voluntarily on their personal devices, but employers cannot oblige employees to use it on a private or company mobile phone outside of working hours.

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Dr. Thomas GennertDr. Thomas Gennert
Dr. Thomas Gennert focuses his practice on labor and employment law. He advises clients on the entire field of individual and collective employment law, data-privacy law and compliance, and employment-related litigation as well as employment-related matters in mergers and acquisition transactions. He also advises managing directors and corporate bodies on negotiation and termination of service agreements and liability related matters. Read Dr. Thomas Gennert's full bio.


Philip UeckerPhilip Uecker
Dr. Philip Uecker focuses his practice on intellectual property and on data protection and privacy law. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E). Prior to joining McDermott, Philip worked at a German bank as an in-house lawyer, following roles in the higher education sector as a lecturer and a research assistant. Philip regularly writes on data protection and privacy topics and lectures at the University of Münster. Read Dr. Philip Uecker's full bio.


Julian JägerJulian Jäger
Julian Jäger focuses his practice on employment law matters. Prior to joining McDermott, Julian completed his legal traineeship at the Mannheim Higher Administrative Court, and two prominent German law firms in their Frankfurt and Mannheim offices. Julian maintained a focus on employment law throughout his studies and legal traineeship. Read Julian Jäger's full bio.

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