LadBible Group introduces abortion policy to support global workers
Publishing company LadBible Group has introduced an abortion policy to support its employees across the globe. The abortion support is in place for all full- and part-time permanent and fixed-term employees.
There are 350 people employed by LadBible Group, which has six offices globally.
Ten days of annual leave is included in the policy as well as a travel allowance of up to £8,368.90 to cover travel costs for employees who live in areas where abortion is banned. Resources to support employees will also be provided for access, detailing procedures for abortion as well as other support.
LadBible Group has been a strong advocates of abortion rights globally, and launched a campaign named ‘Summer of Love’ to raise awareness and educate the public on abortion and its associated stigma. The campaign revealed that more than 80% of the public did not know that two general doctors must approve an abortion procedure in Northern Ireland.
Sinead Allchurch, HR director at LadBible, said:
“It’s important to us that all employees feel supported through situations which may be personally challenging and difficult. We believe that everyone has the right to make decisions in relation to their body, health and have access to comprehensive healthcare.”
Solly Solomou, group CEO and founder of LadBible, added:
“As our company grows on a global scale, with the expansion into the US this year and a 45% increase in employees year on year, we’re always looking at new policies to ensure we are reflecting the needs of everyone and show that as an employer, we will always support them.”
Following the overturn of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme US Court, many companies have decided to take public action to support women’s abortion rights. LadBible Group’s new abortion policy gives its female employees the reassurance, support and confidence to take ownership of their rights and exercise their right to their body. This policy launch is key in demonstrating to the world that employee rights should be upheld even when legislative enforcement looms over them.