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Australian Bank Gives Workers ‘Grandparent Leave’

by on May 20, 2013

We think this is the first ‘intergenerational leave’ initiative we’ve come across, introduced by Heritage Bank in Australia, according to this news story.  Working grandparents are entitled to take leave to support their children on the arrival of a grandchild, while ‘eldercare leave’ is also accomodated, although the exact nature of these entitlements is not reported.  And for staff not needing either of these – well there is a six-month ‘career break’ unpaid leave option.

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