Is a pregnant employee entitled to a reduction in her working hours?

Verified 19 July 2022 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

No, the reduction of the daily working hours for a pregnant employee is not a legal obligation.

The collective agreement or thecompany agreement may provide for it.

This reduction may be by one variable duration and can be applied during all or part of the pregnancy. This reduction in daily duration does not lead to a reduction in remuneration if the collective agreement or the company agreement so specifies.

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The reduction in daily working hours may also be introduced, by mutual agreement, at the initiative of the employee or the employer. It may also result from use in the company.