On October 1, Starbucks new paid parental leave policy will take effect. It provides 12 weeks paid parental leave to all dads and adoptive parents, and 18 for birth moms -- but only those who work in the corporate office. In-store partners who are birth moms will still only get six weeks of leave -- and dads, gay and adoptive families are completely left out.
Two months ago, Starbucks committed to attend a virtual listening session to hear the concerns of in-store partners regarding the company’s unequal paid parental leave policy. But now Starbucks has backed out of its promise to partners and is refusing to listen.
We won’t let that stop us from making sure our voices are heard. We’re holding our own Virtual Listening Session about Starbucks’ discriminatory parental leave policy.
RSVP today to join a partner-led Listening Session call on September 20 at 12 p.m. Pacific/ 3 p.m. Eastern for Starbuck partners to share their perspective and experience with paid parental leave.