Pinterest is expanding its parental and fertility benefits offerings, including the addition of two rounds of in vitro fertilization and egg freezing.
The social media company’s enhanced benefits — available to all employees worldwide — also include a minimum of 20 weeks of parental leave for all parents, while adoptive parents will now have 20 weeks of paid leave — up from 16 weeks — and £10,000 in financial assistance, up from £5,000, according to a press release.
In addition, parents of newborns in a neonatal intensive care unit will receive 12 weeks of paid family care, while parents who experience a miscarriage will receive four weeks of paid bereavement leave, said the release.
“Parents deserve support and a balanced work environment at all stages of family planning and child care, especially in the midst of a public health crisis,” said Christine Deputy, chief people officer at Pinterest, in the release. “Extending our benefits to offer all employees more time and support to care for their children — and themselves — is critical to foster a positive environment for working parents in an ever-changing landscape. People do their best work when they feel seen and supported in a workplace that’s inclusive and inspiring.”