Big companies back divorce leave scheme
Multiple big companies have backed a family-friendly HR policy that promises to support employees going through a divorce.
PwC, Tesco, Asda, and NatWest are among these companies that are set to introduce the divorce leave scheme.
he scheme will see employers amend their HR procedures to be similar to policies involving serious illness or bereavement. This divorce leave scheme has been initiated by the Positive Parenting Alliance (PPA).
The PPA conducted a study into employees who had gone through or were going through a divorce.
The report found that more than 90% of respondents said that their work performance was affected. 95% reported that their mental health at work deteriorated.
Also, more than 70% stated that they were less efficient at work. Over 40% felt they had to take time off work because of their divorce. Over 10% stopped work altogether.