Landbay introduces miscarriage leave policy

Landbay has introduced a miscarriage leave policy for women who lost their babies during pregnancy.

The lender will offer up to six weeks of fully paid leave for those who suffered a miscarriage.

The time off is provided in increments, depending on when the incident happened — if the loss is experienced in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, women can take two weeks leave. 

If the miscarriage is between 12 and 20 weeks of pregnancy, the time off goes up to four weeks, while for 20 to 24 weeks, the leave is up to six weeks.

Above 24 weeks, the baby is classed as stillborn and women are legally entitled to full maternity leave.

In addition, partners will be able to take two weeks leave to support their loved one, going up to four weeks paid leave if the loss is after 24 weeks.

Naomi Braisby, human resources director at Landbay (pictured above), said: “I want to ensure we are doing the best for our staff, to let them know they are supported and take away the stress of uncertainty or potentially distressing conversations in the workplace. 

“We hope that being able to take up to six weeks off without any questions asked, will be one less burden for women at such a traumatic time.”

In addition to this, Landbay offers mental health support through an Employee Assistance Programme and access to multiple mental health first aiders, which are deployed across the business.

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