THE MINISTRY OF LABOR, WAR INVALIDS AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS

Circular No. 26/2013/TT-BLDTBXH of October 18, 2013, promulgating the list of jobs in which the employment of female workers is prohibited
Pursuant to Article 160 of the June 18, 2012 Labor Code;
Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No. 106/2012/ND-CP of December 20, 2012, defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs;
At the proposal of the director of the Occupational Safety Department,
The Minister of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs promulgates the Circular providing the list of jobs in which the employment of female workers is prohibited.
Article 1. List ofjobs in which the employment of female workers is prohibited
To promulgate together with this Circular the list of jobs in which the employment of female workers is prohibited.
Article 2. Subjects of application
1. This Circular applies to agencies, enterprises, organizations, cooperatives, households and individuals that employ female workers (below collectively referred to as employers), including:
a/ Administrative agencies; non-business units; armed forces;
b/ Political organizations, socio-political organizations, socio-professional organizations and other social organizations;
c/ Enterprises of all economic sectors;
d/ Cooperatives; households;
dd/ Foreign agencies and organizations and international organizations based in the territory of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam;
e/ Other individuals and organizations that employ female workers.
Article 3. Responsibilities of employers
1. Employers may not employ female workers for the jobs on the list promulgated together with this Circular.
2. Based on the list of jobs in which the employment of female workers is prohibited promulgated together with this Circular, employers shall review jobs which female workers are doing and plan job re-arrangement, retraining, occupation change or job change to suit the health of female workers.
3. Employers shall biannually and annually review the implementation of this Circular simultaneously with the review of occupational safety and hygiene work.