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Less Of A Saga For Employees At The Insurance Firm

Reasons to choose Wilson Browne

The travel and insurance company Saga has announced that its employees will be given one week’s paid leave to enjoy and commemorate the birth of their grandchild.

While the law already offers various types of leave to new parents, grandparents are often overlooked in typical family leave policies, despite studies which have shown that a grandparent’s involvement can be beneficial to a child’s wellbeing.

To go one step further, the grandchildren of their employees will also be given access to its on-site nursery to assist with childcare arrangements. This will in turn benefit the parents who happen to work in different organisations who then have more support with childcare.

Becoming a grandparent (whether it is for the first time or not) is a milestone in many people’s lives. It is often something that people eagerly await once their own children are grown.

In the words of Saga’s Chief People Officer, “age is no barrier to continued professional success.”

What may seem like a small gesture is in fact a huge step towards recognising the invaluable contribution that people serve to the company in all stages of their life.

So is it time to widen the scope of your policies?

Please contact a member of the Employment Law team to discuss how we can revamp your family leave policies to reinforce inclusivity across the workforce.

Jennie Jahina


Jennie Jahina


Jennie is a Partner and Head of the Employment team.  A member of the Employment Lawyers Association, Jennie has 21 years’ experience and is an accredited CEDR Mediator. She acts for private sector organisations ranging from SMEs to multi-national companies and public sector organisations.