Maternity Protection: Protection against Dismissal during Maternity Protection and Parental Leave - Request for Exception

Service Description

In principle, it is not permitted to terminate a woman's employment during pregnancy. This applies, among other things, to women in employment or training, in voluntary service and in development aid.

After childbirth, termination is generally not permitted until the end of the protection period, but at least until four months after childbirth. In the event of a miscarriage after the twelfth week of pregnancy, termination is also not permitted until at least four months after delivery.

For the special protection against dismissal to take effect, the employer must be aware of the pregnancy, the miscarriage after the twelfth week of pregnancy or the delivery. At the latest within two weeks after receipt of the employer's notice, this notification can be made up by the woman.

There is also protection against dismissal during the entire period of parental leave. This begins from the time an employee requests parental leave, but not more than eight weeks before the start of parental leave.

In special cases, the competent authority may exceptionally approve termination in accordance with Section 17 (2) of the Maternity Protection Act (MuSchG) / Section 18 (1) of the Federal Parental Allowance and Parental Leave Act (BEEG).

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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