Is it legal to employ women in night shifts?

Women may not be required to work at night. The term "night" means a period of notless than eleven consecutive hours including the period from 10 p.m to 7 a.m.

The following cases shall be excepted from the clause prohibiting women to work at night.

a. In the event where the work in the establishment is stopped due to force majeure.

b. Work in responsible managerial and technical jobs.

c. Work in medical and other services as may be decided by the Minister of Lab our and Social Affairs if the working woman does not normally carry out a manual.

Women may not be employed where jobs are hazardous, harmful or detrimental to health or morals, and in such other jobs as may be decided by the Minister of Labor and Social Affairs after consulting with the competent authorities.

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