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Protection of pregnant women and mothers at work

Pregnant women and mothers benefit from the following special protective measures for the period leading up to the birth, after the birth and during breast-feeding.

Health protection

The number of working hours are restricted to nine hours a day, and there is a ban on work at night for at least eight weeks before the birth. There is also protection from arduous or dangerous work and from substances that are harmful to health, etc.

Wage continuation

Pregnant women who are employed but unable to go to work receive their wages for a limited period as in the case of illness of accident.

Inability to work due to illness / pregnancy – rights and obligations

Protection against dismissal

The working relationship may not be terminated during the entire period of the pregnancy or in the first 16 weeks after the birth of the child.

Brochure on maternity protection at the workplace