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Lidl Becomes First Firm In Ireland To Recognise Miscarriage As Bereavment.

Staff will now be offered compassionate leave.

Lidl, whose Irish distribution headquarters are in Newbridge, is to become the first company in Ireland to recognise miscarriage as bereavement and offer staff compassionate leave.

Employees, including at its 10 Kildare stores, who have been impacted by early pregnancy loss will be able to avail of three days leave at full pay.

They will also be able to access mental health supports with up to five free sessions with a professional counsellor.

Lidl's Denise White-Hughes has had three miscarriages and hopes this new policy will allow more people to talk about their experience:

Denise White-Hughes, says it can be very difficult to go through without support:
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