SafetyCulture introduces global paid miscarriage leave

Workplace safety organisation SafetyCulture has introduced a minimum of 10 days’ paid leave to its global leave entitlement for employees who experience a miscarriage, effective from 4 March.

The aim of the policy, which has been launched as part of the business’ International Women’s Week activities, is to further its efforts in supporting staff wellbeing, while also helping employees to be able to recover from miscarriage with the necessary space and time away from work. The policy will apply to employees in the UK, Australia and the United States.

As part of the initiative, the organisation will also partner with Australian telehealth organisation Kin Fertility to raise awareness about the lack of access to care and support for women following a miscarriage, and normalise the conversation about infant loss.

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Additionally, SafetyCulture wants to create space at work to talk about what it calls life’s more challenging moments, believing that at the heart of any supportive workplace is human-centred conversations, and that open dialogue can get a team member the support they need.

Anna Wenngren, chief people officer at SafetyCulture, said: “At the heart of any amazing workplace culture are human-centered conversations. Sometimes life can be hard. We want every team member to feel truly supported through their most challenging moments. We seek to normalise talking about challenging topics in the hope that people feel heard and connected.”