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When does maternity protection apply for you? What does this mean?

The Maternity Protection Act also applies to people with a residence permit, a temporary residence permit or a tolerated stay permit. It doesn't matter whether you live as a woman or not, maternity protection applies to all pregnant employees.

The Act applies to all forms of employment relationships:

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Mini job
  • Internship
  • Vocational training
  • Temporary work

If the employment relationship has a fixed term, maternity protection only applies for as long as the employment relationship exists. A fixed-term employment contract will not be extended due to pregnancy. You may not be deported during the maternity protection period, regardless of whether you are working or not. If your employer does not comply with the Maternity Protection Act, you should seek advice!