In the midst of a debate on hardship and working conditions, night work is regularly discussed. For many employees, this exception sometimes turns into a rule, which affects the physical abilities and health of workers. Specific compensation must therefore be offered to the persons concerned. At the end of your professional career, does night work have an impact on your future retirement?

Night work is defined by atypical hours, generally between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. Employees who have to work at least twice a week, three hours of night work daily, or who are required to work a minimum number of hours at night, are considered to be night workers. The employee who meets these criteria is entitled to medical monitoring, compensatory rest, but also to a professional prevention account (C2P) and the right to refuse night work. It should be noted that a night worker cannot carry out his activity for more than 8 hours a day.

Belonging to the hardship criteria, night work allows the employee to acquire hardship points from 120 nights per year. These points can be converted into training hours, working time reductions or retirement quarters. From the age of 55, your points can also be converted into retirement quarters, at the rate of one quarter for ten points. They will thus allow you to obtain the conditions of the full rate as soon as possible and to retire up to two years before the legal age. In the event that you started working before the age of 20, these quarters of increase count in your contribution period for the calculation of your rights to early retirement for long careers.