South Africans who have suffered adverse reactions after receiving a Covid-19 vaccine can claim financial compensation should they lose out on wages while recovering from the injury.
With the National State of Disaster that has come to an end, the new Code of Good Practice regulations allows for options under which employees can lodge such claims.
Associate of Employment Law, at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, Dylan Bouchier says claims can be lodged via the Covid-19 Vaccine Injury No-fault Compensation Scheme.
He says employees can also claim illness benefits under the TERS scheme.
South Africans can also, if following the correct legal route, claim for losses and expenses incurred under the lockdown regulations.
Bouchier says employees can, therefore, under certain circumstances, lodge reimbursement claims for Covid-19 tests, unpaid leave, and the loss of income.
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