Lidl doubles paid maternity and adoption leave
Lidl is to introduce 28 weeks of full pay for staff members on maternity or adoption leave as part of a raft of new employment benefits.
From 1 January 2024, employees taking the leave will be given over six months of full pay instead of the previous 14 weeks.
In addition, the supermarket will be introducing paid leave for staff undergoing fertility treatment. This will entitle colleagues to two full days of paid leave per treatment cycle, with no limit to the number of cycles.
Lidl has also introduced five days of paid leave for anyone affected by pregnancy loss prior to 24 weeks and has expanded its compassionate leave policy by increasing paid leave to five days.
Stephanie Rogers, chief human resources officer at Lidl GB, said: “We’re deeply committed to supporting our colleagues, not just in their professional lives but also through personal milestones and challenges. Over the past year, we’ve engaged closely with colleagues to see how we can better support those who are balancing work and family life.
“Whilst there is always more to be done, these latest enhancements to our Family Leave policies show our dedication to fostering a supportive and inclusive workplace and reinforce our ambition to be a first-choice employer.”
Lidl is also in the process of becoming accredited as a menopause friendly employer.
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