Family Leave Policy

We know that families come in all shapes and sizes and we understand the importance of ensuring that we give all parents the opportunity to spend valuable time supporting their new family.  We don’t want people to feel as though they have to choose between their careers and bringing up a family. 

Our new family leave policy will give new parents the flexibility to spend more time at home when having a child.  Our new policy moves away from the traditional two week paternity policies and it covers heterosexual and same sex couples as well as adoptive and surrogate partners.

All of our permanent employees, Head Office and Retail, will be offered 14 weeks’ full paid paternity leave and this builds upon our successful flexible working culture as well as giving partners the opportunity to take a greater share of caring responsibilities at home.

Ann Pickering, Chief HR officer and Chief of Staff at O2 said: “We are committed champions on flexible working which is key for promoting a more diverse, balanced and inclusive culture. We’ve seen that encouraging flexible working has a direct impact on motivating and retaining the best people, as well as attracting top talent to our business.” 

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