Lion parental leave tackles gender bias


Lion has one of the most progressive and flexible parental leave schemes in Australia and New Zealand. The policy is designed to tackle gender bias and empower both working parents so neither has to choose between their careers.

The policy applies to all permanent employees in Australia and New Zealand, and includes:

  • 12 weeks paid leave regardless of primary or secondary carer role (in fact they've done away with these labels)
  • employees are eligible from day 1 of being hired – no waiting period
  • parental leave can be used whenever & however: e.g. take all 12wks at once, or take 2 days a week over 6+mths (super flexible!)
  • superannuation is paid on parental leave for 18 weeks.