Maternity protection and parental leave for employees covered by collective agreements
(related topic: Maternity protection and parental leave for civil servants)
The Maternity Protection Act provides a legal basis to guarantee mothers special protection in their employment contract for the periods both before and after the birth of their child. The Act applies to all women with an employment contract.
Parental leave provides employees, both women and men, the possibility to devote time to their children while still maintaining contact to their career.