Valid for all laboratory rules
Women must inform their superior or superviser or the relevant study programme office assistant as soon as they know they are pregnant.
Expectant and breast-feeding mothers are protected by Maternity Protection Law. This law covers:
• working hours (daily, weekly, evening)
• mechanical activities (lifting of heavy objects, the possibility to sit down)
• environmental influences (noise, chemical/biological substances, electricity, powerful lasers)
After declaration of pregnancy an appropriate information sheet is issued in which the essential legal conditions and provisions are summarised. Furthermore pregnant students and breast-feeding mothers must inform the respective course teacher/superviser of laboratory classes and practicals about the pregnancy or need to breast-feed. The course teacher can then decide whether or not to exclude the student partly or wholly from the course on the basis of the statutory regulations/legal requirements.