Commonwealth Bank is increasing paid parental leave for any employee who experience the tragic loss of a child through stillbirth. Primary carers will have access to 12 weeks of paid parental leave with secondary carers able to access four weeks of paid leave.
Sian Lewis, CBA Group Executive of Human Resources, said: “Tragically, around six babies are stillborn in Australia every day. As one of Australia’s largest employers, our people have been, and will sadly continue to be impacted by this heart-breaking event.
“A stillbirth can be an extremely traumatic event for parents, and may require additional time away from work to help them grieve and to begin the healing process.
“We hope that increasing this type of leave will remove some pressure during an already traumatic period so parents can concentrate on what matters most and get the support they need.”