Maternity protection: apply for exemption from the ban on overtime and night work

Service Description

You are prohibited from employing a pregnant or breastfeeding woman in night work or overtime.
You are also prohibited from employing pregnant or breastfeeding women in the following activities:

  • Assembly line work
  • piecework
  • clocked work, which leads to danger due to the prescribed pace of work
  • Other work in which a higher rate of pay can be obtained in return for a higher rate of work.

You can apply for an exception to this rule to the competent authority if urgent reasons require a deviation in an individual case and you can prove that despite the deviation an irresponsible endangerment of the woman and her child is excluded.

Night work is referred to when employment between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. is sought.
You are talking about overtime if you intend to employ a pregnant or breastfeeding woman of 18 years or older under the following conditions:

  • over 8.5 hours a day
  • over 90 hours in a double week (including Sundays)
  • the contractually agreed weekly working time exceeds the monthly average


For a pregnant or breastfeeding woman under 18 years of age, she is considered to be working overtime if she:

  • over 8 hours a day
  • over 80 hours in a double week (including Sundays)
  • the contractually agreed weekly working time exceeds the monthly average

works.

If there are other employers in addition to you, the working hours must be added together.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

Competent Authority

Thüringer Landesamt für Verbraucherschutz (TLV) - Regionalinspektion Ostthüringen

Postal address
Tennstedter Straße 8/9
99947 Bad Langensalza

Delivery address
Otto-Dix-Straße 9
07548 Gera
Telephone
0361 57-3821100
Fax
0361 57-3821104
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