Great Britain: Marks & Spencer introduces special neonatal leave for parents of babies requiring this specialist care

The iconic UK retailer chain’s Neonatal Paid Leave policy now means its 65,000 employees can take up to 12 weeks fully paid if their baby requires specialist neonatal care. In this way the group, which wants to avoid parents having to use up their parental leave allowance for such circumstances, has launched its policy ahead of similar plans by the UK government that has just adopted similar statutory leave.

Through Jessica Agache-Gorse. Published on 30 May 2023 Ă  10h52 - Update on 30 May 2023 Ă  10h52

Published on 22 May, the M&S policy will “support colleagues who find themselves in this heart-breaking situation and … will provide some peace of mind so that their focus can be on their baby without having to worry about pay or using up their maternity, paternity or adoption leave,” the Group explained.…

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