Is an employee entitled to pregnancy-related absences?

Verified 13 February 2024 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

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During her pregnancy, the employee has absence permissions to get to medical examinations obligatory provided for by the health insurance.

If it uses Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), the employee shall be granted leave for the medical procedures required by the Protocol.

After delivery, she shall be granted leave to travel to postnatal examination mandatory.

The employer may request proof of such absences.

Such absences shall be considered as actual working time for the purpose of determining the duration of paid leave and for seniority. These absences shall not lead to a reduction in remuneration.

For 1 year after the birth of the child, the employee may take time off to breastfeed her. These breaks are unpaid. Of treaty provisions may be more favorable.

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The person with whom the employee lives as a couple also benefits leave to travel to 3 of these medical examinations.

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