Employer with Heart charter
CSG has signed up to The Smallest Things - Employer with Heart charter.
Becoming a parent - for the first, or any number of times! is always life changing, but for parents of a baby born prematurely, the existing statutory legislation falls short.
CSG has voluntarily signed up to The Smallest Things charity charter to give assurance to any of our colleagues who experience the premature birth of their baby that we care; and wish to give them and their baby the best possible start - as far as we can.
We agree to:
- Extend maternity leave for mothers who give birth prematurely (before 37 weeks gestation) by the number of days a baby was born before their due date. We will pay extended leave at full pay and this may be classed as compassionate leave.
- Give dads the time they need to be with their baby in hospital, receiving at least two weeks' paid compassionate leave on the birth of their premature baby.
- Support parents returning to work following the birth of a premature baby. We understand that returning to work can be a difficult time for parents of premature babies and that babies born too soon can have ongoing medical needs, requiring regular hospital appointments and check-ups. We, therefore, follow the ACAS best practice guidance, considering formal and informal flexible working patterns and offering additional paid or unpaid leave.
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More news to come on how we are supporting our colleagues wishing to adopt, foster, or who are going through fertility treatment.