These Australian businesses have demonstrated their commitment to their staff by including specific paid leave provisions in their employee agreements for families impacted by stillbirth.

We encourage all Australian business to follow suit. Please contact us at office@stillbirthfoundation.org.au should you wish to know more.

  • The Australia National University

    ACT

    The Australia National University

    ACT

    ANU prioritises the wellbeing of staff and its Enterprise Agreement ensures that paid parental leave is available to staff who experience still birth from 20 weeks. Other leave may be granted on a case by case basis in circumstances of loss of a pregnancy before 20 weeks.

  • Alstom

    GLOBAL

    Alstom

    GLOBAL

    Alstom are committed to providing an inclusive work environment for all employees, that also extends to our paid parental leave policy.  In the tragic circumstances of a still birth, all employees are entitled to access their full paid parental leave entitlements, utilise other leave entitlements including additional unpaid leave to support them during this difficult time.  Employees and their families also have access to confidential counseling through our Employee Assistance Program. 

  • Australia Post

    AUS

    Australia Post

    AUS

    Australia Post provides its people with paid parental leave entitlements that support their diverse workforce and their families. They deliver additional support for female employees whose pregnancies end after 20 weeks by providing the full paid parental leave entitlement, and access to free confidential and professional counselling.

  • BAE Systems Australia

    AUS

    BAE Systems Australia

    AUS

    BAE Systems Australia is committed to a culture of inclusion, called an ‘Everyone Culture’. They have recently extended their paid parental leave to include employees who have experienced the trauma of a stillbirth to ensure they have the time and support they need.

  • Bendigo Bank

    AUS

    Bendigo Bank

    AUS

    Bendigo Bank proudly supports stillbirth parents within their Australian Paid Parental Leave arrangements.

  • BHP

    AUS

    BHP

    AUS

    BHP believes that supporting employees with the birth or adoption of a child is critical to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace and that this support is vital in the devastating event of a stillbirth. Its Parental Leave Policy ensures employees of any gender or sexuality who go through this experience have access to both paid and unpaid leave entitlements. All employees and their immediate family members can also access free and confidential counselling 24 hours, 7 days a week through our Employee Assistance Program. 

  • Billy

    AUS

    Billy

    AUS

    Billy have a growing team who share a commitment to changing the way that care is provided in Australia, and around the world.

  • BPAY

    AUS

    BPAY

    AUS

    Losing a baby to stillbirth is a profoundly heartbreaking experience and BPAY Group is committed to supporting employees through such a tragic event by providing continued access to paid parental leave entitlements, as well as counselling services through the Group’s Employee Assistance Program. 

  • Brisbane Airport Corporation

    AUS

    Brisbane Airport Corporation

    AUS

    Brisbane Airport Corporation’s Parental Leave policy supports parents and families through the journey of parenthood, supporting their overall wellbeing and creating an environment they can thrive in. Our policy extends to tragic circumstances in life, such as unexpected stillbirth, ensuring as much support as possible is provided.

  • Buildkite

    AUS

    Buildkite

    AUS

    Buildkite is committed to supporting any member of their team who might be affected by the tragic circumstances of stillbirth, and have a parental leave policy that explicitly gives employees full parental leave benefits. They are proud to partner with the Stillbirth Foundation to call on other businesses to match this commitment.

  • Bunnings Warehouse

    AUS

    Bunnings Warehouse

    AUS

    Bunnings Warehouse Parental Leave Policy was revised in 2018 to include support for parents in the tragic occurrence of a stillbirth. Stillborn parents are entitled to either Primary or Secondary Caregiver paid parental leave and unpaid parental leave. They also provide confidential counselling to parents coping with stillbirth.

  • Cardno

    AUS

    Cardno

    AUS

    Cardno recognises that the death of a baby through stillbirth is a devastating experience for parents and families.  Cardno’s Parental Leave Policy provides for paid leave in the event of still birth to ensure that our people are fully supported during this difficult time.  Cardno supports the needs of our people in pregnancy and family planning, transition to parenthood, returning to work and caring for family members.   

  • Chep

    AUS

    Chep

    AUS

    At Brambles/CHEP, our Parental Leave Policy has been designed to be flexible in its approach to suit our people’s needs. In the tragic event of stillbirth, we have extended the primary and secondary carer paid leave to ensure our people are fully supported at this time and enables the parents to take the time to recover physically and emotionally without financial pressures during this difficult time. Confidential counselling with an experienced psychologist is also available to all our people through our Employee Assistance Program. 

  • Commonwealth Bank

    AUS

    Commonwealth Bank

    AUS

    Commonwealth Bank has increased 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.

  • Cricket Australia

    AUS

    Cricket Australia

    AUS

    Cricket Australia extended their gender-neutral paid parental leave policy in 2017 to explicitly include employees impacted by the devastating circumstances of stillbirth. They are proud to join other organisations in calling for this approach to stillbirths and paid parental leave to become the ‘new normal’.

  • Deloitte

    AUS

    Deloitte

    AUS

    Deloitte recognises that supporting parents and families is key to the ongoing wellbeing and success of its people, such support is critical in challenging moments such as unexpected death of a family member or stillbirth. They have extended their paid parental leave to ensure that our people are fully supported in the tragic circumstances of a stillbirth to help during this difficult time.

     

  • Domain

    AUS

    Domain

    AUS

    Domain recognises that all pregnancies do not always end with a healthy baby and the devastating impact this can have on families. In the unfortunate event of a stillbirth, employees will be eligible for Domain’s paid parental leave for both primary and secondary caregivers. In addition to this, employees will have access to confidential counselling to parents coping with stillbirth.

  • Electrolux

    AUS

    Electrolux

    AUS

    Electrolux has increased company funded parental leave across Australia and New Zealand and formalised that entitlements extend to parents who suffer the heart breaking circumstance of stillbirth.

  • Exa Product Development

    AUS

    Exa Product Development

    AUS

    Exa Product Development extends their parental leave benefits to team members who experience the heartbreaking occurrence of stillbirth. Exa has an unwavering commitment to supporting team members and their families during this difficult time and they encourage organisations of all sizes to match this commitment. 

  • EY

    AUS

    EY

    AUS

    At EY, our Parental Leave Policy has been designed to be flexible in its approach to suit our people’s needs. In the tragic event of stillbirth, EY people of any gender are provided the full parental leave entitlement including full access to paid and unpaid leave. Confidential counselling with an experienced psychologist is also available to all our people through our Employee Assistance Program. 

  • Goodman Group

    AUS

    Goodman Group

    AUS

    At Goodman we value our people. Goodman Group has extended paid parental leave entitlements to include parents impacted by stillbirth, ensuring employees are supported in tragic circumstances like these.  

  • Greensync

    VIC

    Greensync

    VIC

    GreenSync’s Parental Leave policy includes provisions for those facing the tragic outcomes of stillbirth to be equal to those of all parents. Greensync is proud to join forces with the Stillbirth Foundation and alike business and call on others to match this commitment.

  • HSBC

    AUS

    HSBC

    AUS

    HSBC Australia places great importance on supporting its employees in the most important aspects of their lives. HSBC is proud to support Stillbirth Foundation Australia in its efforts to encourages businesses to include stillbirth in paid parental leave policies so there is no ambiguity about parents’ entitlements.

     

  • James Hardie

    AUS

    James Hardie

    AUS

    James Hardie supports the needs of its people in pregnancy and family planning, transition to parenthood, returning to work and caring for family members  through our Hardie Families policy.  Importantly we extend this support to parents in the tragic occurrence of a stillbirth through providing paid parental leave and confidential counseling via the Employee Assistance Program.    

  • John Holland

    AUS

    John Holland

    AUS

    John Holland have updated their parental leave policy to make it abundantly clear that parents of stillborn babies are entitled to both the paid and unpaid parental leave entitlements under the policy. John Holland understands that parents of a stillborn do not cease to be parents, and need support from their employer more than ever when faced with the trauma of a stillbirth.

  • KPMG

    AUS

    KPMG

    AUS

    KPMG recognises the importance of family and the various caring responsibilities its people have which is why their people have equal access to paid parental and carer leave. Paid parental leave and support is also made available to people who experience stillbirth.

  • Lendlease

    AUS

    Lendlease

    AUS

    Lendlease has a culture that supports parents and families, and we encourage flexible working as part of our return from parental leave guidelines. Lendlease’s parental leave policy supports parents impacted by stillbirth, and offers the full entitlement of 18 weeks paid leave for primary carers and 10 days paid partner leave, plus any unpaid leave period required.

    Additionally, we partner with a number of specialist organisations that provide extra support, including:

    Coaching for all parents who take parental leave. The program assists employees during the key stages surrounding their leave period; including preparing for leave, staying connected and transitioning back to work. This extends to parents of still born babies.

    Employee Assistance Program that provides individual and confidential counselling services. The program includes a dedicated Leader Support Service, so managers can seek guidance on how best to support their team member through this difficult time.

  • Lion

    AUS/NZ

    Lion

    AUS/NZ

    Under its ‘Families at Lion’ policy, Lion’s adult beverages business is committed to supporting its people in the tragic event that they experience the stillbirth of a child. Lion regularly reviews best practices in workplace policies, bringing balance, fairness and equality. We were among the first employers to offer no fixed limit for domestic and family violence leave, and we have continually evolved parental and flexibility provisions to meet the changing needs of the community.  

  • Microsoft

    AUS

    Microsoft

    AUS

    Microsoft has extended its Paid Primary and Partner Parental Leave to people who are affected by the tragic circumstances of stillbirth. Affected employees will have access to the full 20-week paid leave benefit for primary caregivers, and six weeks paid leave benefit for partners. Microsoft has partnered with the Stillbirth Foundation to call on other businesses to match this commitment.

  • MNF Group

    AUS

    MNF Group

    AUS

    MNF Group were proud to introduce their gender-neutral Global Paid Parental Leave policy on 1 July 2019 that specifically provides support to those impacted by the trauma of stillbirth.

  • NAB

    AUS

    NAB

    AUS

    NAB provides up to 12 weeks paid parental leave, plus unpaid special parental leave as required for stillborn parents. NAB works with the employee to create a suitable arrangement to support their transition back to work.

     

  • NOVA Systems

    AUS

    NOVA Systems

    AUS

    Nova Systems includes stillbirth paid parental leave and joins the Stillbirth Foundation in their commitment to supporting parents through this difficult time.

     

     

  • Optus

    AUS

    Optus

    AUS

    Optus is committed to creating a better workplace for and has recently amended their parental leave policy to now include stillbirth.

  • Origin Energy

    AUS

    Origin Energy

    AUS

    Origin Energy recognises diversity and inclusion are key to driving a thriving workplace culture. Helping its people achieve better work/life balance, including for working parents, is part of this.

    In the tragic event of a stillbirth or the death of a baby during birth, primary and secondary carers can access Origin’s full paid and unpaid parental leave provisions of 20 weeks’ pay for a primary carer and four weeks for a secondary carer. The employee assistance program is available to employees and also family members.

  • Phillips

    AUS

    Phillips

    AUS

    Phillips offer paid parental leave benefits to its people in the tragic and distressing circumstances of a stillbirth. Phillips recognize the importance of family and provide comprehensive support to new parents as well as those with other carer’s responsibilities.

  • Programmed

    AUS

    Programmed

    AUS

    Programmed has extended their paid parental leave policy to explicitly include employees impacted by the devastating circumstances of still birth.

  • PWC

    AUS

    PWC

    AUS

    PwC extended their paid parental leave to ensure that its people facing the tragic circumstances of stillbirth are given as much support as possible. PwC have joined forces with the Stillbirth Foundation and fellow corporate leaders to call on other businesses to match this commitment.

  • Queensland Government

    AUS

    Queensland Government

    AUS

    As the state’s largest and most diverse employer the Queensland Government understands the importance of supporting parents in the tragic circumstances of stillbirth. Our employees’ health and wellbeing is important to us and we provide both parents with equal access to paid bereavement leave and special discretionary leave. Under our paid parental leave directive, if a pregnancy ends after twenty weeks or during the period of paid maternity leave, employees continue to have access to 14 weeks paid leave. Our employees and their immediate family also have access to counselling through the government’s employee assistance providers. We’re here for our employees, so they can be here for Queensland.  

  • Ramsay Health Care

    AUS

    Ramsay Health Care

    AUS

    Our philosophy of People Caring for People underpins everything we do at Ramsay Health Care. For many years, Ramsay has supported our employees by providing full paid parental leave entitlements to those who are tragically impacted by stillbirth.  Our employees are also supported through access to free and confidential counselling through our Employee Assistance Program. 

  • Reinventure

    AUS

    Reinventure

    AUS

    At Reinventure, we are firm believers in the power of community, and endeavour to make a strong contribution to those we are a part of. Reinventure is committed to supporting parents in the workplace, and ensures equal parental leave is available to parents impacted by stillbirth. 

  • NSW Roads and Maritime

    NSW

    NSW Roads and Maritime

    NSW

    NSW Roads and Maritime provide generous parental leave and flexible options to support employees. Their paid parental leave policy helps to care for people who face the tragic circumstances of a miscarriage, stillbirth or a child passing away shortly after birth.

     

  • Robert Bird Group

    AUS

    Robert Bird Group

    AUS

    Robert Bird Group recognises the need to extend its parental leave policy to those pregnancies that result in stillbirth. Robert Bird Group believes those who experience this trauma are equally entitled to paid parental leave and understand the impact this can have.

  • Scentre Group

    AUS / NZ

    Scentre Group

    AUS / NZ

    Scentre Group aspires to be the place where talent can thrive and recognises that supporting parents and their families is essential in providing a work environment which assists in balancing work and parenting commitments. This support is ever more critical in challenging moments such as unexpected stillbirth. Scentre Group extends paid parental leave during this extremely difficult time to ensure that our people are fully supported. 

  • South East Water

    AUS

    South East Water

    AUS

    South East Water values a culture of inclusion and our Enterprise Agreement provides parental leave payments and wellbeing support for parents impacted by the tragic circumstances of stillbirth. 

  • Stockland

    AUS

    Stockland

    AUS

    Stockland’s Parental Leave Policy ensures they support their employees in the tragic circumstances of a stillborn or an infant death, which includes providing paid parental leave and wellbeing support during this most difficult time.

  • Suncorp

    AUS

    Suncorp

    AUS

    Suncorp proudly supports our people in the tragic event of a stillbirth through full primary carer’s parental leave entitlement, comprehensive care available from our Employee Assistance Program, and supportive return to work. 

  • Telstra

    AUS

    Telstra

    AUS

    As a diverse and inclusive employer Telstra is committed to providing paid parental leave benefits to all of our employees. We explicitly include those who experience the tragic grief of stillbirth, late pregnancy loss or the passing of a newborn child. We hope that providing clarity for our people, and their leaders, makes an incredibly difficult time a little simpler to navigate. 

  • TransGrid

    NSW

    TransGrid

    NSW

    TransGrid’s parental leave offering extends to include stillbirth, and aims to support employees who are dealing with these tragic circumstances. We recognise the important role that paid parental leave can play during this time in providing practical assistance. Our broader parental leave package combines with our wellbeing resources and employee assistance program to provide ongoing valuable support.

  • Wesfarmers

    AUS

    Wesfarmers

    AUS

    Wesfarmers Limited Parental Leave Policy includes support for parents in the tragic occurrence of stillbirth through access to parental leave (including primary carer, non-primary carer and unpaid parental leave) and confidential counseling through their Employee Assistance Program. Wesfarmers Limited works with the team member to create a suitable arrangement to support their transition back to work. 

  • WesTrac Cat

    AUS

    WesTrac Cat

    AUS

    WesTrac’s parental leave policies ensures that its people facing the tragic circumstances of stillbirth are given as much support as possible. WesTrac is delighted to have joined forces with the Stillbirth Foundation and other corporate leaders to support their teams. 

  • Woolworth's Group

    AUS

    Woolworth's Group

    AUS

    In 2018, Woolworths Group launched a new Parental Leave policy to offer competitive benefits and leave arrangements for Primary and Secondary caregivers. The policy includes various methods of support for parents in the devastating occurrence of a stillbirth.

     

  • WORK180

    AUS

    WORK180

    AUS

    Women* have faced unfair barriers in their careers for far too long. As part of the solution, WORK180 has flipped the recruitment process 180 degrees to put the power in the hands of the job seeker.  

    Gemma Lloyd and Valeria Ignatieva founded WORK180 after experiencing a working world that was failing women.

    Having worked in the technology industry for several years, Gemma had experienced both the impact of workplaces that did and did not support women. For Valeria, a single parent to a son with a disability, the continuous rejection of her need for flexible working meant she couldn’t even get back on the career ladder. Together, they created WORK180. This innovatively transparent job board now helps women around the world to confidently apply to workplaces with a proven commitment to diversity, inclusion, and gender equality. 

    On the WORK180 job board, it’s the employers who need to impress. As well as sharing their benefits and policies for you to consider, they must prove their commitment to diversity and inclusion. And like you, we have high standards — only 80% of companies that apply to become an Endorsed Employer meet our criteria. 

  • XERO

    Aus

    XERO

    Aus

    Xero supports stillbirth parents within their Australian Paid Parental Leave arrangements. Xero’s parental leave policy removes any uncertainty and clearly outlines how they support employees and their loved ones.