Working from home for pregnant women who work and leave mandatory for companies New Corona May 7 4:21

In response to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare will oblige companies to allow working from home, etc. from the 7th in order to protect working pregnant women from the infection.

When pregnant women are infected with the new coronavirus, there are concerns about their effects on the mother and fetus, and because it is difficult to administer drugs due to side effects, anxiety about infection is a major psychological stress among pregnant women.

Under these circumstances, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare amends the guidelines based on the Equal Employment Opportunity Law to create an environment in which pregnant women who work can safely give birth, and obliges companies from the 7th to permit work from home and leave when requested. It was decided.

Specifically, by utilizing a "contact card" that conveys the guidance contents from doctors and midwives to the company side, and having them fill in the necessary measures in the special notes column, the company can change the work content or go to work. We will take measures according to the content of the instruction such as restrictions on.

Mandatory from 7th to the end of January next year, if the company does not take appropriate measures, the Labor Bureau will give guidance and recommendations, and if it does not comply, the company name will be announced.