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Pregnant Doctor at the Triemli discriminated against

Both the specialist Department for gender equality of the city of Zurich as well as that of the Canton of confirm Doctors an indirect discrimination of pregnant

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Pregnant Doctor at the Triemli discriminated against

Both the specialist Department for gender equality of the city of Zurich as well as that of the Canton of confirm Doctors an indirect discrimination of pregnant women. The Association of hospital doctors of Zurich (VSAO) had requested, on the basis of a concrete Case a evaluation and now confirmed. Managing Director Susanne Hate is glad that a Doctor has taken to the city hospital Triemli of the risk and fought back. "Many young Doctors do not want to stand out negatively, you fear, to build the career."

Pregnant women Physicians in temporary positions usually receive only the full period of maternity leave, if this can be obtained before the end of the job. The birth takes place only after the employment end, is aligned in the majority of cases, no maternity leave. The concerned Doctors will receive only the much lower state maternity allowance. And you don't dare, in most cases, to receive unemployment benefits, such as Hate says.

Both noted that the discrimination of pregnant women and Doctors can only be two ways to be eliminated: the General waiver of temporary employment or with an automatic extension of the employment of pregnant women Doctors by the end of the maternity leave.

Doctors to be forced to "temporary" employment

"It's not that the Doctors want temporary employment," writes the Federation of hospital doctors in his message. Rather, the Zurich-based hospitals provide for nearly twenty years the assistant, but also many of the top doctors and physicians almost exclusively temporary jobs. You have therefore believed for some time that pregnant women Doctors were discriminated against in the case of a pregnancy of most hospitals because of their sex.

the temporary jobs will have one to two years at the resident level, a plausible Background: "The Doctors are in training, you should collect at different clinics experiences," says VSAO-Head of Hate. You don't want to criticize this practice in General. In the Canton of Zurich but would not be hired even temporary top doctors, although these were in training.

Up in the year 2000, it was in the Canton of Zurich is usual, both assistance as well as top doctors and top doctors of indefinite duration. They were not as protected as the rest of the staff through the work of the legal lock-up periods about in the event of illness, accident, or pregnancy and maternity.

Urban hospitals react

The city of Zurich has responded to the of the own professional body, defendant discrimination in the triemli hospital: health head Andreas Hauri (GLP) has arranged recently, the elimination of discrimination in the city hospital Triemli, and Waid. As the VSAO required, should be extended the "temporary" employment, in the case of a pregnancy up to the end of the maternity leave. There is praise from the VSAO. "But there are some of the hospitals, institutions and private employers, which is not yet the case today," writes the Association of hospital doctors.

The VSAO has written an open letter to all the hospitals in the Canton of Zurich, the interns deal with. It requires a comprehensive adjustment of practice and Regulations to the requirements of the equality act. In addition, the members of the Union, the experience of discrimination, support in the enforcement of your claim.

The city Council's decision is an important step in order to eliminate a structural imbalance, says Anja Derungs, head of the specialist Department for gender equality of the city of Zurich. "I hope that other hospitals will follow this example."

How to make it Unispital and Hirslanden?

The University hospital has fixed the maternity cases: If the birth takes place in the first year of service, will be extended the temporary period of employment to one month, but maximum until the end of the maternity leave. From the second year of service, the extended contract shall apply until the date on which the claim for maternity allowance ends.

The private hospital Hirslanden informed that the contracts with the top doctors are, in principle, unlimited. And since the hospital doctors a lot of with the Document, and little with the Interns work, have dispensed with the Hirslanden AG "to date, on a systematic regulation in respect of the maternity leave for pregnant women Interns". It is a case by case arrangements. Hirslanden will now consider a new regulation that means it is exhaustive.


Created: 20.12.2018, 19:51 PM

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