Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
Access Bank approves paternity leave for male employees

By News Express on 18/01/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 842


Access Bank Plc has urged male employees of the bank to take advantage of its parental leave policy that extends paid benefits to all mothers and fathers.

The bank made the appeal in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos.

It said the policy, which started in January, would foster an inclusive workplace.

It also said that the policy offered paid leave to all new parents at the bank, including mothers and fathers, as well as adoptive and surrogate parents.

The bank added that the new policy, first by a Nigerian bank, offered one week fully paid paternity leave to male employees and allows them to care for their offspring.

According to the bank, it also affords them in spending some quality time with the new addition to their family, while supporting the new mother who needs the break.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that also included in the policy is a surrogacy or adoptive leave with full pay for three months for female employees of the bank.

The bank said that those benefits supplemented the 12 weeks of paid leave that the bank currently provided to birth mothers.

It added that the policy also complemented the bank’s existing health and flexible workplace benefits, which supported work-life balance.

The statement reported Mrs Bolaji Agbede, Head, Group Human Resources, to have said that paid parental leave allowed parents to truly bond with their new child, balance their work schedule and help reduce conflict with parental obligations.

“Studies have shown that fathers who take paternity leave are more likely to take an active role in child care tasks and will continue to play this role long after the period of leave has ended.

“It is important for the new father to take time off as it helps all parents, regardless of family structure.

“This new policy is an evidence of the bank’s support to employees during this wonderful but challenging time in their lives,” she added.

Besides, Agbede said a pregnant employee who had been in the bank’s employment for 12 consecutive months also had the option of six months maternity leave.

She, however, said that the option allowed such staff to be entitled to two-thirds of full month pay, while the surrogacy or adoptive leave period would be three calendar months with full pay or six calendar months leave with two-thirds of full month pay. (NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 18/01/2018 12:37:18 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Revealed: Heroine overdose killed Peaches Geldof . ....

Boko Haram largely defeated, incapable of carrying out...

South African billionaire faces hurdles in bid to...

Association urges FG to empower women in maritime...

Flood kills at least 45 in Katsina

Dangote hands over N100m Abuja mosque to Muslim...

Old soldier never dies: Veteran President Mugabe wins...

18 students emerge winners of NNPC Zonal National...

Oguta Rerun Poll: Okorocha raises alarm over PDP’s...

Ejike Uzoenyi rules South Africa 2014, emerges CHAN...

Niger Delta militants strike again, devastate pipeline

Culture, tourism key to addressing challenges of lean...

 

Latest News 2019: Ohanaeze youths plan 2 million-man march for Atiku/Obi Presidency Panic as foreign spies abduct 8 Cameroonians in Calabar UNILAG to screen fresh students for drugs Atiku donates N10m to families of victims of Abia pipeline explosion Delta: Okowa presents N367.09 billion budget proposal for 2019 fiscal year Ugwuanyi inaugurates action committee on Enugu Airport upgrade Gunmen kill policemen, civilian in Kaduna 2019: CUPP begins search for consensus candidate BRISIN Recruitment: FG opens new portal Ezeife throws weight behind Obi as Atiku’s running mate All set for GOCOP second annual conference Ibori loses appeal against UK graft conviction, lodges appeal

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (406,992 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (382,486 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (314,851 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (257,105 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (237,482 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (224,328 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (204,139 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (185,630 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (170,200 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (165,903 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (161,526 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (149,313 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (67) Business & Economy (3,684) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (946) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (559) Features (659) Global Business Monitor (304) International (2,537) Interview (165) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (145) News (39,690) Opinion (1,124) Pidgin (13) Politics (7,260) Religion (881) Sports (1,731) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

NLNG Prize for Literature 2018

Zenith Zero Balance

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

LIBYA vs NIGERIA 2-3 Goals Highlights

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement