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University of Basel

Working and Having a Family

Arbeiten mit Familie


It is always recommended that women notify their superiors promptly about the pregnancy so that they can take the health of the pregnant woman into consideration and plan for maternity leave and any unpaid leave of absence. However, a woman has the right not to disclose the pregnancy.

A woman cannot be dismissed during the pregnancy and the 16 weeks after the birth. Notice of dismissal given during this period is invalid. Pregnant women, however, may give notice at any time in compliance with the stipulated notice periods. The employment contract can also be terminated at any time upon mutual agreement.



Hints for people in the qualification phase

If you are a doctoral student or a postdoc, please also take a look at the explanations below.

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