The latest retail chain to offer paid maternity leave to staff is franchised fast-food chain Domino’s Pizza.
Full-time and part-time staff who have worked for at least 18 months at the Brisbane head office will be entitled to eight weeks paid maternity leave, with the option of taking 16 weeks at half pay.
The benefit increases the longer the employee has been with the company. After three or four years, employees get 10 weeks. After four to five years they get 12 weeks and 14 weeks for more than five years service.
Partners, including same-sex partners, will get two weeks paid leave on the birth or adoption of their child.
The policy only applies for the company’s 200 staff at head office, but employee relations manager Steve Klaassen said the company was “working with Domino’s stores on other initiatives”.
Domino’s decision follows retailers Myer and Aldi’s decision to offer paid maternity leave to staff.