Safety and health of pregnant women

If safety or health of a pregnant woman, a woman who has recently given birth to a child, or a woman who is breastfeeding a child, is considered to be in danger according to a special assessment, her employer must make the necessary arrangements to ensure the woman’s safety by temporarily changing her working conditions and/or working hours. If this is not possible for technical reasons, or other valid reasons, the employer must entrust her with other tasks; if this is not possible, the employer shall grant her leave of absence for the length of time necessary to protect her safety and health. 

Those changes, which are considered necessary in a woman’s working conditions and/or working time, shall not affect her wages so as to reduce them or abridge her other job-related rights. If it is necessary to grant a pregnant woman leave, she is in certain cases entitled to payment.

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