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Employment rights and ASOS's human resources policies

EDM (Early Day Motion) 517: tabled on 18 October 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 17 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House commends highly the approach of online fashion retailer ASOS to support its staff during challenging health related life events as it introduces trailblazing new human resources policies; notes it is hugely impressed that ASOS employees will now receive ten days paid leave should they, their partner or a surrogate, suffer a pregnancy loss, in recognition of the impact such a loss can have on individuals, couples and families; salutes the fact that additional paid leave will now be provided to staff who are undergoing fertility treatment, and that this leave is not limited to a set number of cycles, is gender neutral and provides support consistently across all types of families; applauds the introduction of paid leave of up to six weeks for staff undergoing other major health related life events such as cancer treatment and escaping domestic abuse; welcomes the offer of flexible working to support staff going through the menopause, allowing them to work in a way that suits them while reducing the stigma around what can be a challenging time for many; congratulates the company on its enlightened approach to staff welfare, recognising the need for employees to be supported through periods of difficult personal circumstances; hopes keenly that other private sector businesses will be inspired to introduce similar policies; and urges the Government to introduce adequate statutory provision to ensure such support is not entirely dependent on the goodwill of employers.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.