It may market itself mainly to young men, but the LADbible Group – which includes the GAMINGBible website – has announced an impressive new abortion policy to help support its global workforce.
Putting the wellbeing of employees first, and coming in the wake of the overturning of Roe Vs Wade in the US, the policy entitles up to 10 days paid time off for an abortion procedure. The policy also commits to giving employees a travel allowance up to $10,000 to support travel to access healthcare in relation to an abortion, in cases where the procedure is banned or restricted where they live.
Sinead Allchurch, HR Director at the Group, said: “It’s important to us that all employees feel supported through situations which may be personally challenging and difficult. We believe that everyone has the right to make decisions in relation to their body, health and have access to comprehensive healthcare.”
LADbible Group CEO and Founder Solly Solomou added: “As our company grows on a global scale, with the expansion into the US this year and a 45% increase in employees year on year, we’re always looking at new policies to ensure we are reflecting the needs of everyone and show that as an employer, we will always support them.”
The abortion policy will apply to all full and part-time permanent and fixed-term employees. All employees will also have access to resources that are available in relation to abortion procedures.
Additionally, the publisher has launched the ‘Someone You Love’ campaign, which aims to end the stigma around talking about abortion, whilst educating the LADbible audience on abortion rights closer to home and how they can help women in the US.
LadBible wrote a brilliant piece following the news of Roe Vs Wade. You can read it here.
If you would like to make a stand against the situation that is unfolding in the US following the overturning of Roe Vs Wade, here are some organisations and groups to consider: