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Questions and answers
No. If you want to claim all rights, you must tell also your employer. According to the Maternity Protection Act, you should communicate your circumstances. It is recommend to wait the first critical 12 weeks. Then you tell your employer. So you and also your employer can adjust well to the new situation.
A clear Yes! Works which are classified for the pregnant woman and the baby as a health risk may no longer be made. In this case, your doctor is banning employment up to the birth of your baby.
Employers' Guide to Maternity Protection
This brochure is primarily written for employers. It provides detailed information on rights and obligations and contains the appendix to the Maternity Protection Act and the relevant provisions of the Fifth Social Code Book (SGB V).
Guide to maternity protection
Expectant and breastfeeding mothers enjoy special protection and consideration at the place of work, training and study. A new Maternity Protection Act will come into force on 1 January 2018.
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