If an employee’s physician deems her sickness to be related to pregnancy, the employee may take leave with her usual salary sooner than six weeks prior to the expected delivery date. This applies in the following situations:
a) If medical assessment indicates that the pregnancy is affected by a medical condition which will cause a risk to the mother or child in case the mother continues to work.
b) If the pregnancy prevents the treatment of an illness, or if the pregnancy causes considerable deterioration of an illness which is not otherwise connected to the pregnancy.
c) If the special character or design of a workplace involves a risk to the development of the baby and/or the further course of the pregnancy.
d) If provisions stipulated by the government causes the pregnancy to prevent the woman from carrying out her work, and the employer is unable to offer her other suitable work tasks.
In case of pregnancy-related sickness absence, the place of employment will receive reimbursement of sickness benefit from the first sick day caused by the illness covered by any of the situations mentioned above.
AAU must conduct a pregnancy workplace assessment to ensure a safe working environment for the pregnant staff member. AAU’s central OHS section has prepared the following guides for pregnancy workplace assessments:
In the event of pregnancy-related sickness absence, the place of work must send an email to the HR Department.
The HR Department will report the absence to “Udbetaling Danmark” (Disbursement Denmark), which will collect medical documentation.
In the event of pregnancy-related sickness absence, the place of work must send an email to the HR Department at:
EST-SYG@adm.aau.dk - staff members of the Faculty of Engineering and Science and the Faculty of Medicine and the Technical Faculty of IT and Design.
HSF-SYG@adm.aau.dk - staff members of the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Shared Services.
Document contact: Charlotte Spliid Knudsen, HR Specialist Centre