Romanian labor law: pregnancies

The following illustrates the obligations and rights of pregnant workers and their employers


The pregnant employee

  • must inform the employer of the pregnancy and present a medical document;
  • is entitled to 16 hours per month for medical examinations if they cannot be done outside working hours;
  • is entitled to decrease her working hours by 25% when recommended by their family doctor, without a pay cut.

The employer

  • Does not have the right to dismiss a pregnant employee for reasons having to do with the pregnancy;
  • Must not expose the pregnant employee to health and safety risks;
  • Inform the work doctor of the state of the pregnant employee within 10 days after learning she is pregnant;
  • Must not inform other workers of the employee's pregnancy. This confidentiality can only be broken in the circumstance where it is necessary to continue carrying out the company's activities.