How to request an exemption to night work for female employees
Service de l'Inspection du Travail
2 rue Princesse Antoinette
MC 98000 Monaco
Labour Inspectorate :
(+377) 98 98 87 26
Fax : (+377) 98 98 89 74
Opening Hours : from 9.30am to 4.30pm from Monday to Thursday, from 9.30am to 12.30pm (doors close at 12) on Friday
Principle and conditions
Female employees may not be employed in any night work in factories, on construction sites or in workshops and their outbuildings unless they occupy managerial or technical posts that involve responsibility.
Exemptions to this principle may, however, be granted by the Labour Inspector, at the request of the employer, after consultation with the staff representatives, or, if there are no such representatives, with the staff concerned.
Any work undertaken between 10 pm and 5 am is considered night work.
However, a collective agreement may provide that another period of seven consecutive hours, between 10 pm and 7 am, shall replace the period specified above.
Collating the documents
It is essential to attach the following documents to any request for an exemption from statutory public holidays:
The opinion of the staff representatives, if the number of employees in your company justifies the presence of such representatives
- The opinion of the staff concerned, if the number of employees in your company does not justify the presence of staff representatives
Requesting an exemption
By following the link to the online service for requesting an exemption to night work for female employees.
You will receive an acknowledgement of receipt by email.
As an applicant on behalf of your company, you must submit any request made as a paper application to the Labour Inspectorate, giving the following information:
- The CAR number of your company
- The name of your company
- The registered name of your company
- The address of your company
- The phone number of your company
- The staff affected by the request
- The circumstances justifying the request
- The period or date of the exemption
If you do not have staff representatives, please also specify the number of employees in your company.
You should send your request an exemption to night work for female employees, accompanied by the requested supporting documents, to the Labour Inspectorate (or by email firstname.lastname@example.org ).