Dublin, Ireland, Jun 9, 2021 / 13:00 pm
An Irish Catholic bishop said that he is “delighted” by a grocery chain’s decision to offer employees paid leave after pregnancy loss or miscarriage.
Bishop Kevin Doran of Elphin welcomed the step by Lidl Ireland to recognize early pregnancy loss and miscarriage as a bereavement.
Writing on his Twitter account June 4, he said: “I’m delighted to see that Lidl Ireland is now offering compassionate leave in case of miscarriage or pregnancy loss. We could all learn something from this.”
Lidl, a German discount supermarket chain that has operated in Ireland since 2000, unveiled the change to its compassionate leave policy in partnership with the Miscarriage Association of Ireland.