Supporting Employees in Their Caregiving Efforts
In 2018, we began offering Caregiver Leave for our U.S. employees, a way to care for aging parents, ill spouses, children with medical needs, or time off to bond with a newborn/newly adopted child without sacrificing their own paid sick leave or vacation.
“In 2016 my 79 year old father came from Russia to visit my sister and me for the holidays and ended up permanently staying. Recently, he had been diagnosed with three different kinds of cancer which led to four surgeries, one round of immunotherapy, dozens of procedures, clinic visits and hospital stays. Because my father doesn’t speak English or drive, I needed to help him to and from each appointment and stay to interpret. As a Senior R&D Scientist my schedule is very flexible but understandably has limits, and I quickly began to run out of paid sick leave. Last year Promega announced its new caregiver leave program which granted me significant peace of mind by allowing me to tend to my father’s health without sacrificing paid leave I may need for my own. Promega continues to support employees by allowing us a balance with their professional and personal lives, and I continue to be grateful for these efforts and initiatives. Thank you, Promega!”