Pregnancy and breastfeeding protection


Legal provisions and responsibilities

During pregnancy and breastfeeding, the health of the pregnant person and the child should be protected. There are legal provisions concerning aspects of such protection at the workplace. Their application at UNIL is described in Direction guidelines 1.38 ("Protection de la santé des femmes enceintes", in French).

The general principles of the management directive "Protection of the health of pregnant women" at UNIL have been translated into english (download).

At UNIL, UniSEP Service is responsible and competent to evaluate activities which are hazardous and/or painful for the pregnant or breastfeeding person.


Pregnancy notification duty

Any pregnant employee should complete the «danger identification in cas of pregnancy and breastfeeding » formular with their line management at the earliest. This formular can be dowloaded here.

Further steps have to be taken with the Human Resources Department. You will find all the information you need on the human resources website ("Infos administratives" > "Formulaires internes").


Further information

For any application for a risk analysis of your workplace, please do not hesitate to contact UniSEP's pregnancy protection specialists if you consider having a child, are pregnant or brestfeeding. All inquiries are treated confidentially!


Being a parent at UNIL?

More information is available for (future) parents at the UNIL Equal Opportunities Office.



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All inquiries are treated confidentially!



Danger identification form

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Please send to

Annexe Mouline  -  CH-1015 Lausanne
Tél. +41 21 692 25 70
Fax +41 21 692 25 75