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Health Insurance Act, Republic of Estonia Employment Contracts Act, Public Service Act and State Fees Act Amendment Act

Passed 9 December 1998

(RT1I 1998, 111, 1829),

entered into force 1 January 1999,

amended by the following Act:

16.12.98 entered into force 01.01.99 - RT I 1998, 113/114, 1876.

§ 63. Temporary easement of working conditions or temporary transfer to another position of pregnant women

(1) Pregnant women have the right to request temporary easement of working conditions or temporary transfer to another position based on a certificate for sick leave prepared by a doctor. The difference in wages shall be compensated to the employee pursuant to the procedure prescribed in the Republic of Estonia Health Insurance Act.

(2) If the labour inspector of the seat (residence) of the employer establishes that it is not possible for the employer to ease the working conditions of the pregnant woman or transfer her to an easier job, she shall be released from work for the period prescribed in the certificate for sick leave and paid a mandatory medical insurance benefit pursuant to the procedure prescribed in the Republic of Estonia Health Insurance Act."

§ 3. Section 51 of the Public Service Act (RT I 1995, 16, 228; 50, 764; 97, 1664; 1996, 15, 265; 45, 850; 1997, 1, 4; 29, 447; 1998, 34, 486; 38, 563; 41/42, 625; 50, 753; 57, 858; 110, 1809) is amended and worded as follows:

"§ 51. Temporary easement of conditions of service and temporary transfer of official during pregnancy

(1) During pregnancy, an official shall be entitled, based on a certificate for sick leave prepared by a doctor, to the temporary easement of her conditions of service or to a temporary transfer to another position, except a position to be filled by way of competition. The difference in wages shall be compensated pursuant to the procedure provided for in the Republic of Estonia Health Insurance Act (RT 1991, 23, 272; 1999, 7, 113).

(2) If the easement of conditions of service or transfer provided for in subsection (1) of this section is impossible, an official shall be released from the performance of her functions for the period prescribed in the certificate for sick leave and shall be paid a mandatory medical insurance benefit pursuant to the procedure prescribed in the Republic of Estonia Health Insurance Act."