Returning to work after parental leave
Feeling ready to return to work? Start planning for your return as early as possible to ensure a smooth process and successful outcome.
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Support provided by Charité's Office of Family Affairs:
- Advice on a 'flexible return to work'
- Cooperation with child day care facilities
- Emergency childcare provided by KidsMobil
- Parent-Child Rooms with baby change and breastfeeding facilities , which are organized and run by parents, are available on all three campuses
Returning to work after a leave of absence for personal reasons
- Members of staff returning to work after family leave should see the occupational health physician before returning to work
- Plans and decisions should be made regarding the nature of the new position/options available
- Should the member of staff prefer a position in a different division or department, this should be requested as early as possible
Leave of absence during a child's sickness
- Members of staff with statutory health insurance cover are entitled to up to 10 days of paid leave (this is reimbursed by the health insurance provider)
- Members of staff with private health insurance are entitled to up to 4 days of paid leave, provided the child is under 12 years of age
Maternity Protection Act (Mutterschutzgesetz)
- Protections provided under the Maternity Protection Act (MuSchG) continue to apply after birth, and include the following: Under section 7 (§ 7 MuSchG) of the Act, mothers returning to work are entitled to breastfeeding breaks at work.
- For further information on the Maternity Protection Act (MuSchG) please go to Information/Downloads