A Cambridge company has introduced ‘pawternity leave’ for employees with newborn puppies, to allow them time to help the animals settle in.
Technology company Airsorted is offering those with new puppies a full week off with pay to look after their new arrivals.
James Jenkins-Yates, CEO and founder at Airsorted said: “It takes time for animals to make themselves comfortable in new surroundings. Our ‘pawternity leave’ ensures that our employees have the flexibility and the support to look after their animals at this crucial stage.
“We’re particularly passionate about this initiative because we think that our employees, due to the great job they do, make ideal pet owners. They are patient, reliable and natural problem solvers.
“Cambridge is one of our best-performing cities and we’re looking forward to increasing our footprint here and welcoming more employees who can avail of our benefits, like our ‘pawternity leave’, as we continue to grow rapidly.”
In America ‘pawternity leave’ has already taken off as well as compassionate leave after the death of a pet.