Law that provides the return of pregnant women to face-to-face work regime after vaccination has been sanctioned.
On 10 March, Law 14.311/22 was published in the Federal Official Gazette. It has established new rules about the working life of pregnant employees, providing that they may return to a face-to-face regime after their complete COVID-19 immunization.
The new provision of the law provides that unless the employer chooses to maintain the remote work regime, a pregnant employee who is fully immunized must return to face-to-face activities in the following cases:
- after the end of the public health emergency due to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus;
- after their vaccination against COVID-19, from the day the Ministry of Health considers the immunization complete; and
III. , by signing a term of responsibility and freely consenting to work face-to-face, committing to comply with all preventive measures adopted by the employer after exercising their option to not be vaccinated against COVID-19.
It also provides that a pregnant employee who has not yet been fully immunized against COVID-19, according to the criteria defined by the Ministry of Health and the National Immunization Plan (NIP), must remain away from in-person work activities and may perform her activities remotely, through home office.
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