If your employee has informed you that she is pregnant or breastfeeding, you as the employer must immediately notify the responsible trade supervisory office of the employment of the pregnant or breastfeeding employee with the woman's name and employment data.
The same applies to schools and universities. These must also notify the relevant trade supervisory office of their pregnant or breastfeeding female pupils/students in accordance with their employment status if they are participating in compulsorily prescribed training events or completing a compulsorily prescribed internship.
In the notification to the relevant trade supervisory office, we recommend that you also provide information on the type and duration of the employment or (high) school education of the pregnant or breastfeeding woman. This may save the trade supervisory office from having to make further inquiries.
In addition, the responsible trade supervisory office must also be notified if you as an employer intend to employ a pregnant or breastfeeding woman on Sundays and public holidays or with clocked work.
Employing a pregnant or breastfeeding woman after 8 p.m. is generally not permitted. If you as an employer intend to employ a pregnant or breastfeeding woman until 10 p.m., you must apply for a permit to do so from the labor inspectorate. You can find more details about the application requirements and application forms on the websites of the district governments - Trade Inspectorate.
Schools or universities that employ a pregnant or breastfeeding pupil or student at night between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. or on Sundays and public holidays must also notify the trade supervisory authority. There is no additional permit requirement for night work.