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Protection against dismissal during parental leave
Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)
Mothers and fathers on parental leave enjoy special protection against dismissal.
The employer may not terminate the employment relationship from the date on which parental leave was requested. Protection against dismissal begins at the earliest eight weeks before the start of parental leave until the child reaches the age of three and at the earliest 14 weeks before the start of parental leave between the child's third birthday and eighth birthday.
Protection against dismissal also exists if employees work part-time with the same employer during parental leave or work part-time without taking parental leave, work part-time and are entitled to parental allowance.
In special cases, termination may exceptionally be declared permissible. The declaration of admissibility is made by the highest Land authority responsible for occupational safety and health. In Schleswig-Holstein, this is the State Occupational Safety and Health Authority at the Unfallkasse Nord.
Without a letter of approval from the competent authorities, termination is legally invalid in the defined cases.
Who should I contact?
To the State Occupational Safety and Health Authority at the Unfallkasse Nord (STAUK) or
to the Ministry of Social Affairs, Youth, Family, Senior Citizens, Integration and Equality of the State of Schleswig-Holstein (MSJFSIG), Department of Occupational Safety, Occupational Medicine, Prevention in the World of Work.
What are the fees?
Fees may be charged to the employer according to the administrative burden. Further information can be obtained from the competent authority.
Law on parental allowance and parental leave (Bundeselterngeld- und Elternzeitgesetz - BEEG).
The text was automatically translated based on the German content.