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Salary during high-risk pregnancy

Hi all,

I am employed 100% and have been working at my company over a year now. It is written in my contract that I will be entitled to 80% of my salary for a period of 14 weeks after giving birth. There is also a sentence that these conditions apply if I work during my pregnancy at least for 5 months.

Today I have learned that I have a high-risk pregnancy and that I should expect to work only till I am 20 weeks pregnant or so.

My question is, by law, am I going to be entitled to have the 80% of the salary during my maternity leave if I have to leave, for example, at 19 weeks?
And during the remaining weeks of my pregnancy 19-40, how much am I going to be paid?

I am a bit worried now as I am expecting twins and the expenses will be quite high

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Old 13.09.2016, 21:37
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Re: Salary during high-risk pregnancy

Before the birth, any time off work or treatment for pregnancy related conditions comes under sick leave, i.e. as if you were sick. This doesn't impact on your maternity leave which only happens after the birth.
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Re: Salary during high-risk pregnancy

Oh thank you, that is good news!
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Re: Salary during high-risk pregnancy

Just to add: how much you will get during your sick leave (when you have to stay home during your pregnancy) depends on your company's sick leave insurance policy. For ex, in my company, sick leave pay is full for 3 months and then reduced after that. The info should be in your contract. And for the sick leave, you need a letter from your doctor.
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Re: Salary during high-risk pregnancy

I just looked at it, in my company it is based on the years of employment with them so I will get only one month full salary and then 80% for the rest of the time.
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Re: Salary during high-risk pregnancy

Hi, first of all congratulations on your pregnancy and Im sorry you have to worry not only about your babies but also about paperwork. Im not sure if it applies to all but I can tell you in my case.
I have a nanny who is employed by me and she found out recently she is pregnant, my accountant told me that the maternity leave is paid by the SVA, (about 14 weeks) once her baby is born and as long as she is employed at least a year in Switzerland. If she has a high risk pregnancy the remaining months of her pregnancy are covered by the employer (me). Unfortunately, I didnt see this coming so I dont have specified in the contract how much I should pay her which means it would have to be 100% until birth.
Have you asked RH department on your company? or maybe a colleague had a similar experience? with pregnancies and work we always hope to work until the very last day but is a very unlikely probability so maybe someone walked that path already at your company and can give you a more accurate advice.
In all cases I wish you the very best for you and the little ones.

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Re: Salary during high-risk pregnancy

Thank you Kali,

Yes, it was a shock to learn that I am pregnant and when the doctor said I will have twins I just had to laugh

I find it quite tricky that the employer can state basically any type of cover for those cases...

I still didn't announce it in my company as I will have a big ultrasound in a week and want to wait till then, I am almost 14weeks now.
My doctor told me that I have a high-risk pregnancy (identical twins) and will probably be able to work only until 20weeks..
As you said, I really feel like I would like to work till the end but my body will probably disagree in few months..

And thank you for your nice wish!
Zuzana
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