Protection against dismissal; application for consent to dismissal

Employees who fall under the special protection against dismissal can only be dismissed if the responsible trade supervisory office has given its approval.


Employees enjoy special statutory protection against dismissal under certain conditions. This arises in particular from Section 17 of the Maternity Protection Act (MuSchG), Section 18 of the Federal Parental Allowance and Parental Leave Act (BEEG), Section 5 of the Nursing Care Leave Act (PflegeZG) and Section 2 (3) of the Family Care Leave Act (FPfZG).

In the aforementioned areas, termination may be declared permissible in special cases by the supreme state authority responsible for occupational health and safety or the body designated by it. In Bavaria, the trade supervisory offices of the district governments are responsible for this.

This special protection against dismissal protects pregnant women, mothers after childbirth, mothers and fathers on parental leave, and women and men on nursing or family care leave from losing their jobs.


The application for approval of a termination must be submitted to the trade supervisory office of the government of the respective administrative district in which the place of employment of the affected employee is located.

Under "Forms" you will find the application form for approval of termination in accordance with § 17 MuSchg and § 18 BEEG.

The application forms indicate which information and documents are required for the competent office to process the application. It should be noted that, as part of a termination approval procedure, the protected employee concerned will be heard on the reasons presented in the application which are intended to justify termination.

Processing time

The processing of applications for approval of termination is a case-by-case examination. Depending on the case constellation and the need for clarification that arises, the processing time can extend over several weeks or months.

Required documents

  • Depending on the reason for termination, different documents may be required. These can be found in the forms.


Please select a location in "Localization" so that the address of the responsible authority can be filled in.


  • The costs for processing termination approval applications are based on the administrative expenses incurred in each case. They amount to between 50 and a maximum of 750 euros per person concerned.


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