A corporation proudly setting the standard in supporting stillbirth within their Australian Paid Parental Leave arrangements.
Founded in 1924, Woolworths Group is Australia’s largest retailer with more than 3,500 stores across Australia and New Zealand that span food, drinks, petrol, general merchandise and hotels. The Woolworths Group is a proud, home-grown Australian business, employer of more than 205,000 people and a committed business partner of many thousand local farmers, producers and manufacturers.
In 2018, Woolworths Group launched a new Parental Leave policy to offer competitive benefits and leave arrangements for Primary and Secondary caregivers. The new policy includes various methods of support for parents in the devastating occurrence of a stillbirth. If a team member’s baby is stillborn (after 20 weeks of pregnancy) then the team member is entitled to either Primary or Secondary Caregiver paid parental leave and all other associated parental leave benefits. This includes access to the online Parental Leave Support Program through our partners Grace Papers. Furthermore, all team members have access to Assist, our free Employee Assistance Program, which provides confidential counselling to parents coping with stillbirth.