*** In accordance with a directive from the “Gewerbeaufsichtsamt” of Nuremberg, the President of the TH Nürnberg has implemented an order that effective immediately students who are pregnant are prohibited from attending in-person events on the premises of the Technische Hochschule Nürnberg --for the protection of their health and of their children. According to the “Gewerbeaufsichtsamt”, this prohibition of participation is in effect for the duration of the contact restrictions in public spaces issued by the Bavarian State Government according to the Bavarian Regulation on Infection Prevention and Control Measures (INfSMV).

This means that students who are pregnant may not attend university-associated in-person events such as lectures, tutorials, practical courses, or seminars. Under certain conditions, individual exceptions may be made, e.g. to participate in examinations. To arrange such an exception, please contact the HSFG. According to the “Gewerbeaufsichtsamt” there is currently no need to prohibit students who are nursing/lactating from participation in in-person events. ***

New Regulations in the Maternity Protection Act 2018

Since 1 January 2018 all students who are pregnant or nursing are subject to the protections afforded by the Maternity Protection Act.

In order to make use of the advantages assured you by the Maternity Protection Act and to receive information about all relevant regulations, please inform the university of your pregnancy or nursing status.

The University Service for Family, Equality, and Occupational Health (HSFG) is the point of contact for the notice and all issues related to maternity protection for students.

According to §15 MuSchG, students should give notice of their pregnancy or that they’re nursing as soon as possible. Therefore, please contact us, if you are pregnant or nursing. Only if you give us notice, can you use all of the advantages the Maternity Protection Act and to learn what rights and options you have. We’re pleased to advise you about other questions about pregnancy and parenting and welcome your queries.

Please read the Information about the Maternity Protection Act pdf carefully. The original legal text of the Maternity Protection Act (“Mutterschutgesetz” - MuSchG) is also available online.

Please note that there are also forms available that you can use to waive certain areas of maternity protection:

To submit these forms, please contact the University Service for Family, Equality, and Occupational Health (HSFG).

The data protection statement for the counseling about the Maternity Protection Act is also online.



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