Bamberg – basketball Bundesliga club Brose Bamberg sends its employees short-time in the face of the Coronavirus crisis. As the nine-time German champion announced, coaches and players have also agreed to a 50 per cent reduction in income.
How long the measures will last depends on whether and when the basketball season in Germany will continue. It is currently suspended at least until the end of April.
According to the club, only Captain Elias Harris allegedly rejected the agreement. «The statement about my client is wrong in terms of content. My client is happy to waive part of his salary. But it has to be fair, »said Harris’ media lawyer Marcel Leeser from the Cologne law firm Hocker. «The fact that our client is publicly pilloried for lawful conduct is a grave violation of his personal rights and employment contract. We will not give any further details about the contractual relationship and the behaviour of Brose Bamberg at this time. »
Main sponsor Brose does not want to cut his financial support for the current season despite the economic cuts in the automotive industry. The automotive supplier also hopes this step from the co-sponsors.