Parental right to part-time work

Parents who have been employed at their company (uninterrupted) for at least 3 years have the right to request a part-time schedule (for childcare reasons) through the child’s 7thbirthday. Employers are obligated to honor their requests and employees continue to be protected from dismissal during this time period. Employees can request to change their hours once during this time, and employers can also request a change in hours once. (parental part-time work (Elternteilzeit)) (parental part-time work (Elternteilzeit))